The Cuyahoga Land Bank recently teamed up with One South Euclid to build a charming new home on Avondale Road to enhance the housing stock of the City of South Euclid. One South Euclid is a community development corporation that promotes sustainable economic, social and cultural connections to ensure a thriving and vibrant community.
The Avondale project is the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s first new construction project in South Euclid and first partnership with One South Euclid. The development team included builder Dommus Construction of Solon.
The attractive 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home has an open floor plan with an oversized great room and chef’s dream kitchen, including a walk-in pantry. Upstairs, this lovely home features a convenient laundry room and a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and en suite bath.
In 2013, the City of South Euclid requested that the Land Bank demolish the home that previously occupied this lot as a nuisance abatement demolition. Later, the property went through tax foreclosure and the vacant lot came into the Land Bank’s inventory. This infill project aims to bring vacant lots like this back into productive use and encourage investment by others in the community.
“With the rising demand for residential real estate and more people interested in new home construction, we saw an opportunity to take steps to modernize the housing stock of a mature suburb like South Euclid,” says Dennis Roberts, Director of Programs and Property Management for the Cuyahoga Land Bank. “One South Euclid was a great partner in this project, and we are very excited about the results.”
“Touring this beautiful new home, I couldn’t help but think of the old, abandon community eyesore that once stood here,” says Jim O’Toole, a long-time resident of Avondale Road and ex-officio member of the One South Euclid Board of Directors. “Our neighbors came together in a beautification effort of this property, but it just wasn’t to be. With the help of the Cuyahoga Land Bank, we now see the best possible outcome for our neighborhood, and we are thankful.”
The Cuyahoga Land Bank and One South Euclid will soon break ground on its second new home collaboration on Wilmington Road.