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Success - residents press for demo - now County must drop collusion w/CHN Eden

Laura McShane
Cleveland, OH, United States

Jun 7, 2018 — From: Joan Mazzolini [mailto:jmazzolini [at] clevelandcitycouncil [dot] org]

Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 12:50 PM

To: Michael O’Malley

Subject: Long Vacant YMCA to be Razed

Long Vacant YMCA to be Razed

Cleveland (June 6, 2018) – Council members Anthony Brancatelli and Kevin Kelley, joined by MetroWest Development Corp., will hold a watch party from 9 am to 10 am Thursday, June 7th for the demolition of the long vacant Brooklyn YMCA building.

Opened in the 1950s, the YMCA closed the facility in September 2006. Since its closing, a use or reuse of the property has been a source of discussion in the city's Brooklyn Centre neighborhood.

Since 2010, the property has passed in and out various company ownerships. In 2014, the city condemned the building and a year later it was taken over by the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corp.

The demolition is being done by the County Land Bank. The adjacent warehouse will be demolished soon after.

CHN Housing Partners. EDEN, Inc. is planning to build permanent supportive apartments under the Housing First Initiative. The nearly $13 million new apartment building, to be completed by 2020, and will have 71 units.

WHO: Council members Tony Brancatelli, Kevin Kelley, MetroWest and County Land Bank officials

WHAT: Brooklyn YMCA demolition watch party, with refreshments

WHEN: 9 am to 10 am Thursday, June 7, 2018

WHERE: Pearl Ave (West 25th ) and Selzer Ave in the Brooklyn Center neighborhood, just east of the Y.

Contact: Ricardo Leon, MetroWest, 216-961-9073 x272

Joan Mazzolini

Chief of Communication

Cleveland City Council


216.857.7037 c

jmazzolini [at] clevelandcitycouncil [dot] org

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