The project includes commercial space, transportation, streetscape, parking and community park improvements for the betterment of the neighborhood.  The commercial space will be occupied by a 1,000 square foot grocery store specializing in locally-sourced and fresh foods, a 10,000 square foot co-working facility to cultivate an entrepreneurial culture in the neighborhood by providing low-cost access to office facilities and business resources, and a complement of neighborhood restaurants and retailers for the approximately 20,000 square foot balance of the commercial space that will offer additional goods and services to the neighborhood.  In addition, The Music Settlement will operate high-quality programs providing early childhood education, music education and music therapy services to residents of the neighborhood and surrounding communities.

Project Partners:  Ohio Finance Fund, Capital One, Enterprise Community Loan Fund, Village Capital Corporation, City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, First National Bank

Project Details

Completed Under construction - 2018 completion
Location 2550 Detroit Ave.; Ohio City neighborhood
Project Type Commercial; New construction and renovation
Program 50,000 SF commercial
Sponsor The Snavely Group
CDA Investment $10 million NMTC allocation
Total Project Costs $20.2 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 37.2%
Median Income: 149.5%
Unemployment Rate: 12.9%

Impact

  • Job Creation

    The project is expected to create 42 full-time jobs and 46 part-time jobs.

  • Goods or Services to Low Income Community

    The project will bring a grocer and additional restaurants to the community and provide early childhood education, music education and music therapy opportunities.

  • Healthy Food Initiative

    The project will provide subsidized space for additional healthy food education and services.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The project sponsor committed to construction participation goals for Minority, Female, and Cleveland Small Business (MBE/FBE/CSB) as well as minority, female and City of Cleveland residents.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Outcomes

    The new construction is following the Enterprise Green Communities guidelines.

  • Executed Community Benefits Agreement

    The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.

  • Advances Neighborhood Revitalization

    The project will create a vibrant connection between Ohio City, Hinge Town and the Gordon Square Arts District.