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Ground broken on The Enclave

YOUNGSTOWN The decision to build a student-housing complex at Youngstown State University wasn’t just about business. It was personal. “There’s a lot of personal feelings that come to mind having been a student here,” said Frank Licata, president of Akron-based LRC Realty, the development company behind The Enclave project at …

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Ground Broken for Enclave Housing Complex at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – At Friday’s ceremony marking the start of construction on Youngstown State University’s newest student housing complex, Jim Tressel confessed dissatisfaction. “Full disclosure, I’m a little bit disappointed it’s not done,” he said as contractors, just yards away, continued to prepare the site at the intersection of Wick …

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Port OKs potential real estate deals

YOUNGSTOWN — The Western Reserve Port Authority is attempting to buy a building in downtown Youngstown to house its economic development office and to sell a building near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport that was once hoped to be a military readiness center. Port authority board members agreed Wednesday to start …

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WRPA to Spend Up to $675K to Purchase, Renovate Harshman Building

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Western Reserve Port Authority is in the process of buying a downtown building, selling another near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport, and moving toward arbitration with the passenger carrier that pulled out of airport a year ago. This morning, the port authority authorized its executive director to …

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Port Authority expands economic reach in city

WARREN — The Western Reserve Port Authority’s expanding economic development role in Trumbull County was solidified when Warren City Council recently approved a one-year agreement that allows it to market and sell some city-owned property. The plan — the first of its kind in either Trumbull or Mahoning counties — …

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Youngstown’s future Doubletree Hotel: Classic, elegant, modern

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Downtown Youngstown’s historic Stambaugh Building is starting to look like a hotel. Ten months ago, developers were demolishing and there were still signs from businesses that once occupied the building. Today, an outdoor elevator can take you to the top floors of the Stambaugh Building — what’s …

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WRPA Approves Deal to Develop Warren Properties

WARREN, Ohio – Surplus city-owned property could be developed more quickly under an agreement between Warren and the Western Reserve Port Authority. The agreement, approved Wednesday by the port authority’s board of directors at its monthly meeting, will allow the city to transfer property it owns but no longer needs …

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Aqua breaks ground at new operations center in Struthers

STRUTHERS Bedecked in their blue shirts, Aqua Ohio officials broke ground on a new $2.5-million operations center in the CASTLO Industrial Park on Monday. “It’s really exciting for us,” said Jennifer Johnson, Struthers Aqua area manager. “It will make us more efficient.” The Struthers division of the local water company …

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Aqua Ohio, LRC Realty to break ground soon on area projects

YOUNGSTOWN Aqua Ohio will soon break ground on its new division headquarters at CASTLO Industrial Park in Struthers, and LRC Realty will break ground for The Enclave on Youngstown State University’s campus. Both projects were discussed at the Western Reserve Port Authority’s economic-development committee’s meeting Wednesday. Aqua Ohio has closed …

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Port Authority Provides Financing for Hotel Project

For years, the Stambaugh Building, once one of the crown jewels of downtown Youngstown, sat empty and deteriorating – a reminder of the business district’s glorious past and uncertain future. In 2012, developer Dominic Marchionda, CEO of Youngstown-based NYO Property Group, saw an opportunity to transform the neoclassical office building …

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EDM Introduces Inn at Poland Way to Port Authority

POLAND, Ohio – During a tour Wednesday morning of the new Inn at Poland Way, its executive director, Debbie Lepore, pointed to an unusual feature at the door of one of its 64 assisted living apartments – a doorbell. “None of our other [assisted living centers] have them,” she said. …

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Development Arm of Port Authority Defines Mission

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Among the off-the-wall questions asked the Western Reserve Port Authority during its 25-year history is the location of its shipyard and where to park the boats, Anthony Trevena relates with some amusement. The port authority has neither a shipyard not boats. Never did. Until recently it had …

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