Consultant Hired to help Officials Determine the Future of the Justice Center.
By Karen Farkas, cleveland.com
The county was motivated to hire a consultant following an agreement with the city in June to take over jail operations and purchase Cleveland's police headquarters and jail for $9.25 million."
Our impact agenda: Redistricting, Say Yes to Education, justice reform and "A Greater Cleveland"
By Chris Quinn, President and Editor, Advance Ohio/cleveland.com
Through our agenda and a series called Justice for All, we set out to work with this community to change that, helping spark a wide-scale collaboration led by the county's chief Judge, John Russo."
Glimpse at what Opportunity Corridor's Innovation Square Project has to Offer
By Robert Higgs, cleveland.com
The project, along East 105th Street in what is being dubbed Innovation Square, offers an early look at the development potential of Opportunity Corridor, which still is under construction."
MetroHealth System Plans to Revitalize the West 25th Street Neighborhood by Forming a Non-profit Corporation
By Karen Farkas, cleveland.com
The formation of a non-profit will help us fulfill that commitment and help us to be a little more flexible and give us a more options when it comes to economic and community development."
The KeyBank Foundation and JumpStart Inc. team up to Boost to Small Businesses.
Scott Suttell from Crain's Cleveland Business
The foundation on Monday morning announced it's making a four-year, $24 million grant to JumpStart, an economic development nonprofit, to fund what will be called the "KeyBank Business Boost & Build Program, powered by JumpStart" in communities in Ohio and upstate New...
K&D Group Looking to Purchase Post Office Plaza
Crain's Cleveland Business article by Stan Bullard
If Willoughby-based K&D closes the purchase of the 435,000-square-foot building, it would make the apartment-building ownership and development firm one of downtown's largest office landlords, approaching 2 million square feet of offices."...
Any Workers Involved in Building of Franklin County Jail Must Be Member of a Union
Article by Bill Bush of The Columbus Dispatch
The all-Democrat Franklin County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement with construction unions saying that all workers on the county’s new $170 million jail must be members of unions or, if not, pay dues and fees to the unions."...
Complaints and Lawsuits Heat Up with New Condos
New York Times' Ronda Kaysen, reporter
According to the lawsuit, “the building was defective, and not constructed in a skillful manner.” The board hired an architect who found insufficient fire-stopping measures, lack of insulation and major facade problems. According to the suit, the architect also found: The H.V.A.C...
Energy loans paid off Through a Long-term Assessment Added to Property Taxes
Cleveland.com article by John Funk of the The Plain Dealer discusses Greenworks Lending who are looking for owners of medium and small buildings to cut their energy bills through loans that will be paid off through a long-term assessment added to property taxes.
A Connecticut-based private finance company has expanded...
Hundreds of Local Workers Employed by Hall of Fame Project
Alison Matas of CantonRep.com reports on the Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village project, which is being managed by CEA Member Welty Building Co., and how it is employing the local workforce:
Village developers early on made a commitment to use local labor and signed negotiated collective bargaining agreements to that...