You know that curiosity killed the cat, yet you always hope you can get away with a peek, right? We at RENTCafé can feel your struggle! For example, lately we found ourselves really eager to see what were the largest apartment developments completed last year in Cleveland. Yeah, really… So we jumped head first into the Yardi Matrix database and filtered out everything above 50 units, and with a 2015 completion date.
Our research shows that 13 such apartment projects were completed in the Forest City (hope you’re not superstitious), totaling 2,066 units. The largest of them all was The Vue Beachwood in the city’s east/southeastern suburbs with no less than 348 rental units in a single, colossal construction. By contrast, 2014’s largest property by unit count was the residential component of the Concierge Living at the 9 mixed use project in Downtown Cleveland with 194 apartments.
Style-wise, there’s really no clear trend to speak about, which is good news as you can choose from anything between modest, suburban garden-style communities like the Retreat at Stonecrest by Redwood, and the full-on downtown experience that the Residences at 1717 high-rise has to offer.
But why waste your time with words? We all know what a picture is worth. Scroll down and see for yourself the 1,900 units worth of brand new space in Cleveland’s 10 largest rental developments completed in 2015:
#10. Retreat at Stonecrest by Redwood: 63 rental units – Check availability
Opening ceremony: 09/2015
Address: 276 Acacia Drive, Wadsworth, OH 44281
Rental types: 63 two-bedroom apartment homes
Property size: 81,522 sq.ft., one-story homes
Short description: Direct access two-car garages available in all units. Smoke-free and pet-friendly homes. Certified energy efficiency. Personal patios. Open floor plans. No property taxes, home repairs, or condo fees. Walk-in closets, walk-in kitchen pantry. Electronic thermostats.
Photo credits: RENTCafé
#9. The Cresswell: 80 rental units
Address: 1220 Huron Road East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Property size: 11-story building (first floor includes 4,000 sq.ft. of retail)
Short description: Adaptive reuse: it used to the known as the Creswell Garage Building, built in 1920. 24/7 fitness center. Rooftop deck. Pet-friendly. In-suite laundry. External storage available. Garage parking.
Photo credits: The Creswell Facebook Page and Website
#8. The East End Residences: 105 rental units
Address: 1201 East Market Street, Akron, OH 44305
Rental types: 80 one-bedroom apartments, 19 two-bedroom apartments, 6 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 88,442 sq.ft., 3- and 6-story building (includes 38,200 sq.ft. office space and 24,494 retail).
Short description: Adaptive reuse: historic Goodyear Hall building, built in 1917, converted to multi-family in 2015. Partially affordable – 20% of the units are affordable. 72 parking spaces. In-suite washer and dryer. Fitness center. 20,000 sq.ft. gymnasium. 1,500 seat theater. Racquetball court. Business center. Community room. Exposed brick walls. Concierge service.
Photo credits: The East End Residences Akron Website
#7. New Community Place: 147 rental units
Grand Re-opening: 08/2015
Address: 7700 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44104
Property size: 11 two-story buildings
Short description: Fully affordable. The former vintage Community Apartments, built in 1956, were transformed into sustainable healthy, safe, and functional townhouses and apartments for families living in Ward 5 neighborhood. Stove, refrigerator & dishwasher included in all units. Washers and dryers. Fully carpeted. Fitness center. Computer lab. Patio. 2 playgrounds. Laundry facilities. Energy efficient lighting. New parking spaces. Walking paths. Landscaping. Central club house and new community spaces.
Photo credits: ABC Management – New Community Place
#6. Innova: 177 rental units – Check availability
Address: 10001 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106
Rental types: 5 studios, 159 one-bedroom apartments, 13 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 142,601 sq.ft., 6-story building (first floor includes 23,000 sq.ft. of retail)
Short description: Green Building – LEED – Proposed. 319 parking spaces. Sky deck with BBQ and 80″ all-weather TV’s. Fitness center. Gated community. Fitness center. Energy Star stainless steel appliances. Wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms. Natural wood cabinets. Smart thermostats. Granite countertops.
Photo credits: RENTCafé
#5. Residences at 1717: 223 rental units – Check availability
Address: 1717 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114
Rental types: 137 one-bedroom apartments, 86 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 232,130 sq.ft., 20-story building (over 10,000 sq.ft. of retail)
Short description: Green Building – LEED – Certified Silver. Partially affordable – 56 units are affordable. 550 parking spaces. Fireplaces available in 20th and 21st floor units. Granite kitchen island with sink. Brand new suites with unobstructed views of Downtown. Neutral carpeting and paint throughout. Energy Star washer and dryer in each suite. Fitness and business center.
Photo credits: RENTCafé
#4. Flats at East Bank: 243 rental units
Address: 1055 Old River Road, Cleveland, OH 44113
Rental types: 166 one-bedroom apartments, 71 two-bedroom apartments, 6 three-bedroom apartment
Property size: 258,534 sq.ft., 6-story building (over two floors , totaling 66,816 sq.ft., of retail)
Short description: 246 parking spaces. Waterfront living with views of Cuyahoga River and Downtown Cleveland. 20 unique floor plans. Concierge/room service. 40,000 sq.ft. outdoor resident terrace. Fitness center with yoga studio. Business center. Bosh washers/dryers. Whirlpool stainless steel appliances. Pool. Boat parking. Floor-to-ceiling windows.
Photo credits: Flats at East Bank Website
#3. The Archer: 250 rental units
Grand Opening: 11/2015
Address: 1220 West 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Property size: 6- and 11-story building
Short description: Adaptive reuse: previously known as the Historic National Terminal warehouse built in 1915, converted to multi-family in 1996. 97 unique floor plans. New stainless steel appliances. Modern kitchen with high-end fixtures. Evening concierge. Bi-level fitness center. Rooftop deck. Dig wash room. Community e-lounge. Outdoor atrium lounge. Hey fob entry.
Photo credits: The Archer Facebook Page
#2. Brighton Chase: 264 rental units
Address: 19875 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, OH 44116
Rental types: 9 studios, 162 one-bedroom apartments, 93 two-bedroom apartments
Property size: 219,123 sq.ft., 4-story building
Short description: 396 parking spaces. Zen-inspired pool and sun terrace. DVD lending library. Gas grilling area. Clubroom with billiard table and fireplace. Screening room with surround sound and dual flat screen TVs. Fitness center. Pet-friendly.
Photo credits: Brighton Chase Website
#1. The Vue Beachwood: 348 rental units
Address: 23220 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood, OH 44122
Rental types: 152 one-bedroom apartments, 190 two-bedroom apartments, 6 three-bedroom apartments
Property size: 372,041 sq.ft., 4-story building
Short description: 550 parking spaces. Resort-style outdoor heated pool. Landscaped gardens. Dog run. Electric car charging station. Views of downtown Cleveland. 2-story state-of-the-art fitness room. Smoke-free community. 4th floor private dining room. Conference room.
Photo credits: The Vue Beachwood Facebook Page