Thursday, January 10, 2013
Work for utilities to close street near Kent State campus
South Lincoln Street will be closed today and Friday between East Main Street and East College Avenue. The road will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to the parking lot for Kent State University's Museum will be maintained, as will local traffic.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
One firefighter injured in early Saturday morning blaze
An early morning fire destroyed a vacant house on South Lincoln Street right next to the Kent State University campus today. The Kent Fire Department responded at 5:23 a.m. to the call of a fully involved house fire at 128 S. Lincoln St. Acting Kent Fire Lt. Steve Smith said one firefighter was injured when he fell through a collapsed floor. "Shortly after the crews got there the second floor partially collapsed onto the first floor," Smith said. The firefighter, whose name was not released, was treated for minor injuries and released from Akron City Hospital Saturday. The house is owned by Kent State University and was bought from A&H Investments Joint Venture LLC in August 2011 for $464,000 as part of the Esplanade expansion. It was …
Monday, October 15, 2012
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Saturday, July 21, 2012
Week-long underground utility project extended by three more days.
South Lincoln Street between Summit to School streets will be closed Monday through Wednesday for underground utility work, according to Gene Roberts, Kent public service director. This is a continution of a project that began July 16 and was expected to be completed Friday. South Lincoln residents will have access to their driveways from School Street. Detour signs are posted. For further information, residents can contact the Kent Division of Engineering at 330-678-8106.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Week-long closure expected for portion of road
A portion of South Lincoln Street will close for about five days starting Monday. City officials will close the section of South Lincoln Street between Summit Street and School Street in order to conduct underground utility work. Residents of that portion of the street will have access to their houses via School Street. Detour signs will be posted. The road is expected to remain closed from Monday through Friday, July 20.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Patch's 'Visions for Vacancies' asks for your input on empty commercial storefronts
A large, prime piece of real estate remains vacant between downtown Kent and the Kent State University campus since DuBois Book Store closed in June 2011. In a candid interview with Kent Patch, landowner Howard DuBois said he was interested in redeveloping the property either through a partnership with a developer or by selling the land outright. It's been almost a year since the book store closed, and the land remains vacant. Cleveland developer Fairmount Properties – you may recognize the name, as they're partnering with the city on the downtown redevelopment work — indicated in October it may buy the property from DuBois, but the property remains under his sole ownership. Patch wants to know what kind of business, organization or …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Province at Kent apartment construction will close road for 4 days
South Lincoln Street will close next week for at least four days because of construction work on the Province at Kent student apartment complex. The road will close between Summit Street and School Street to allow for underground utility work related to the 596-bed apartment complex. The street will close starting Tuesday and is expected to remain closed through Friday morning. The street should reopen to traffic Friday afternoon.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Residents asked for move to try and stop students from walking through their yards
Kent officials will take a close look at the idea of vacating an unpaved portion of High Street at its eastern end as a means to curb late-night student foot traffic in the residential neighborhood. High Street resident Walt Adams first suggested the idea to the Kent Planning Commission in response to approval of plans for the Province at Kent 596-bed student housing complex on South Lincoln Street. Adams said he would like to see the eastern end of the street vacated and left to return to a natural vegetative state in addition to construction of barriers or installation of more landscaping to try and buffer the neighborhood from the new rental complex. The proposal includes the suggestion to close a sidewalk that connects High Street to …
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Kent zoning board grants variances for clubhouse at planned 596-bed apartment complex
The first step toward site plan approval of a 596-bed apartment complex on South Lincoln Street took place Monday night when the Kent Board of Zoning Appeals approved variances for the project's clubhouse. Columbus-based Edwards Communities Development Co. got approval of two variances for a 7,000-square-foot clubhouse and leasing office as part of "The Province at Kent" student housing complex. The clubhouse, considered an accessory building under city code, is subject to a maximum 15-foot height and a minimum 60-foot setback from the road right of way — in this case, Summit Street. The developer asked for, and received, a 30-foot variance from the right of way setback and a 14-foot variance from the building height to allow the clubhouse…