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The 925 Building

Rising: seven projects that will change the face of Cleveland

From an elaborate renovation of Quicken Loans Arena to a series of residential construction projects, Fresh Water checks in on a handful of ambitious proposed and ongoing development efforts.

First-prize Donnelly Eber Architects, out of New York City and Cleveland-based Simcon Homes

Architectural offerings evoke loft-like feel, nod to traditional and row housing

Three architect-builder teams—ranging from international to local—have risen to the top in a design competition that focused on three lots in Shaker Heights' Moreland district. The prize-winning results are innovative, energy-efficient and appropriate for middle-income housing.

Marija Pomagaj - A shrine traditionally found in Slovenian churches. Featured on the west side of the church

Four cornerstones: historic ethnic churches thrive in a modern world

Fresh Water explores a quartet of Cleveland's ethnic houses of worship that endure in traditions of faith, history and culture.

Ja’Ovvoni Garrison

Ramping up the odds: an underdog rolls in as candidate for mayor

A 27-year-old skateboarding organizer is running for City Hall chief despite tough competition. Does he have a chance?

Slavic Village Recovery Project - after image

Cleveland insider: a clear solution in the war against blight

Ridding the city streets of zombies—long abandoned vacant properties—has become one local entrepreneur's ongoing battle. His fiercest weapon is a product that literally changes the face of foreclosure.

Jumar Newell of LaunchArts

From minding the ledgers to urban farming: The Dealership is where businesses go to grow

Fresh Water pulled into the funky co-working space on Lee Road and met up with four of the resident businesses to get their stories and hear about what motivates and excites them.

As his MIG welder whirrs, a masked Mazurowski is enveloped in a halo of sparks

Meet the ironman behind Cleveland's food trucks

The man inside Cleveland Custom Trucks has a story that stretches far beyond the rolling kitchens he creates.  

The Chelton Park Mural project

With cutting-edge architecture and creations by locals, art is rising in the Moreland district

Whether it's a national design competition, kids making their own space or locals splashing color amid an active greenspace, Shaker Heights' Moreland district is alive with art and community collaboration.

Cleveland School of the Arts

PHOTOS: 21 Cleveland hot spots born after Fresh Water

This week marks Fresh Water's sixth birthday and to celebrate, managing photographer Bob Perkoski visually catalogs a few things that came along after our humble inception.  

Heather Gmucs and Sarah Barker of Wax Mage

Waxing Poetic

Two local record manufacturers are advancing the vinyl renaissance with dazzling multicolored discs. They’re also redefining just what a record can be.  

Grand Opening of El Barrio

How affordable artist housing can help cultural communities "celebrate themselves"

Artspace enjoys a long history of working with culturally distinct groups in the development of affordable artist live/work housing and community spaces. From El Barrio in NY to Honolulu, HI, these projects allow artists to celebrate themselves.

Van Aken District

Placemaking puts Shaker residents in the mix of Van Aken District plans

The City of Shaker Heights turned to its residents for input on how the forthcoming Van Aken District development will take shape and appropriately reflect the rest of the iconic city.

Norton Furniture

Cleveland's 10 best oddities: the ultimate RNC scavenger hunt

Fresh Water uncovers the weird, the overlooked, the hidden, the has-been and even the naked in this rollicking roundup.

Italo Gonzalez

Hardcore commuters fuel Cleveland's two-wheeled renaissance

Meet Italo Gonzalez. He rides 6.6 miles to work most every day – including those marked by rain, sleet and snow. And he's not alone.
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