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Lake East Demolition Funds OK'd - New-Herald 1/12/2010

"This is a $2.05 million amount of money coming from the state that is going to leverage $31.6 million worth of development in downtown Painesville."

The hospital demolition is part of the city's master plan to redevelop the downtown. The plan calls for the construction of 350 homes, 85,000 square feet of retail businesses and 97,000 square feet of office space. It also places emphasis on more greenspace and making the downtown pedestrian-oriented.

Recreation Area Proposed in Painesville - New-Herald 12/8/2009

Under the proposal, all property owners would retain full rights and responsibilities. The recreation area designation does not include any zoning or regulatory changes.

The recreation area includes 284 acres of parkland and green space.

In addition, the area encompasses six parks, two schools, the Lake Metroparks Greenway Corridor, Lake County Courthouse and the childhood home of Dan Beard, found of the Boy Scouts of America.

Painesville Master Plan Surges Ahead - New-Herald 12/5/2009

Although it's just sketches on paper, Painesville's downtown master plan is beginning to take shape.

Initial drawings depict streetscape improvements of State Street, where retail businesses mix with historic buildings. The plan also emphasizes pedestrian-friendly pathways lined with trees connecting to a panorama of the Grand River.

College Basketball: Storming into Division II - New-Herald 11/15/2008

For its first season in Division II, the Lake Erie College men's basketball team isn't just dipping its toes into the water as it moves up from Division III. The Storm are diving in head-first with a schedule that is rugged by fourth-year coach Cliff Hunt's design.

"You can only get better by playing good teams," Hunt said.

Resident Approve Painesville Downtown Plan - New-Herald 11/7/2008

...The proposed Downtown Residential District points to converting the hospital site into townhouses, apartments and condominiums. The State and Main District will encourage mixed-use development such as restaurants and shopping centers, Lapene said.

The Grand Riverfront District will focus on developing land along the Grand River and providing diverse recreational amenities such as an outdoor amphitheater...

College Football: Lake Erie on the Map - New-Herald 10/5/2008

Saturday, on a picture-perfect afternoon in Painesville, [Lake Erie College] savored the sweet taste of winning. The Storm scored 20 points in a pulse-pounding fourth quarter to cement a 34-27 victory over Glenville State College at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium.

Lake Erie College Will Revive City - New-Herald 9/25/2008

Signs of a resurgence of the city of Painesville have emerged. The city’s growth will correlate to the synergy between Lake Erie College and city leaders.

Lake Erie College President Michael T. Victor credits a growing athletic program for its largest-ever freshmen class — 361 students. That has contributed to the college’s growth along with new academic programs and a campus beautification plan.

Downtown Group Names Director - New-Herald 6/20/2008

In an effort to revitalize and preserve Painesville's historic downtown area, the Downtown Painesville Organization hired its first executive director.

... Doug Nagy is a lifelong resident of Lake County and previously served three years as an aide in the Ohio Senate...

"There is a lot of momentum building in downtown Painesville and now is a great time for local entrepreneurs to invest in the heart of Lake County," says Nagy.



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