How Acupuncture First Treats Imbalances in the Body Karen Mastrangelo started practicing acupuncture in 2010, after earning her Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Though she spent time studying and practicing in both California, where PCOM is located, and New York, she is a native…

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NOVOGRADAC: “Implementing Green Building Practices with Historic Preservation Requires Complicated Balance” An enduring challenge with historic tax credit-financed (HTC-financed) properties is a high-wire act of balancing green building practices with opportunities to restore, preserve, reconstruct and rehabilitate existing structures, writes Nick Decicco for NOVOGRADAC’s Journal of Tax Credits.  Though difficult, such challenges can also present opportunities…

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Polaroid Project: Taylor and Michael in Tremont Hey guys, let us introduce ourselves! Michael and myself, Taylor, are both Cleveland natives. We moved away for a bit, but when deciding to move back to Cleveland in 2016 we landed on our spot at the Fairmont Creamery, and couldn’t be luckier to be a part of…

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Resident Volunteers: Advocacy in Northeast Ohio Hey everyone, my name is Zach and I live over at The Tappan! When I’m not working my day job as a Project Manager at Progressive Insurance, I am doing a lot of political work throughout Northeast Ohio. I started my journey doing issues-based advocacy with Students and Moms…

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Discovering the Depth of Cleveland’s Ukrainian Museum-Archives Situated on Kenilworth Avenue, opposite Lincoln Park, is a large yellow craftsman-style house with a red tympanum and an inviting front porch. This building is home to Cleveland’s Ukrainian Museum-Archives. Founded in 1952, the museum-archives is dedicated to collecting and preserving items from Ukrainian history, culture, and immigration…

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2022 | The LincolnCLEVELAND, OHIO The Lincoln, currently under construction and slated for completion in Spring 2022, continues our work to revitalize the Historic Scranton Corridor. The site was a long-vacant brownfield on a major corner with complicating grading challenges. The new construction will add 82 apartments to the neighborhood, 40% of which will be…

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The Tappan | Sustainable Community Associates

2020 | The TappanCLEVELAND, OHIO The Tappan, SCA’s first new construction project since Oberlin, was built in 2019. It has 95 apartments and 2,000 square feet of commercial space. We worked with a first-time entrepreneur to launch Leavened Bakery, which has quickly become a neighborhood destination. The project was one of the first in the…

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2016 | Wagner AwningCLEVELAND, OHIO The Wagner Awning building, an 1895 sewing factory, is currently 59 apartments and 14,000 square feet of office space. Wagner had continuously operated as a sewing factory from 1895 until 2014, when the Ohio Awning Company relocated to a more modern facility. There was extensive lead paint abatement, brick work,…

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2014 | Fairmont CreameryCLEVELAND, OHIO The Fairmont Creamery, a 1930s creamery and former chrome plating facility, was converted into 30 apartments and 25,000 square feet of retail and office space in 2014. The Creamery was a 106,000 square feet concrete and brick structure that had been largely abandoned since the 1980s. It was considered too…

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