WHO: The Cuyahoga Land Bank, represented by President Gus Frangos and staff The City of East Cleveland, represented by Mayor Gary Norton Jr. Cuyahoga County Representatives
WHAT: The demolition of 24 apartment buildings and 31 single-family homes, which are vacant and abandoned, and the deconstruction of 5 units, in order to create three redevelopment sites within the City of East Cleveland for either new housing or small commercial/mixed use development.
The deconstruction element of this project creates eight jobs, each paying $10 an hour. Approximately 80% of the wood and 60% of the brick in these units will be diverted from landfills and recycled in the marketplace.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 14th at 9:00 am Remarks will precede demolition
WHERE: Hartshorn Road, off of Euclid Avenue (a map of the demolition site is attached)
WHY: The Cuyahoga Land Bank is committed to returning properties in Cuyahoga County to productive use through a variety of tools, including demolition and strategic land assembly. Through the use of approximately $1 million in NSPII funds, the Land Bank is able to deconstruct five units and take down 24 apartment buildings and 31 single-family homes that have been abandoned and detrimental to East Cleveland in order to make room for redevelopment through the creation of three contiguous redevelopment sites.