At the City of Cleveland, we recognize that our neighborhoods are rich with many types of assets: not only does Cleveland have one of the strongest networks of community development and nonprofit organizations in the nation, but we are also bountiful in access to green space and waterfront recreation, multi-modal transportation options, and are home to committed and creative small businesses alongside generations of citizen-activists. Another asset is our abundance of publicly-owned land.
The Department of Community Development is excited to be taking a proactive approach to reinvest in our surplus, City-owned land. The newly-established Asset Redevelopment Office works collaboratively across City Divisions and Departments and with public and nonprofit partners to identify, create, and implement viable and community-centered property redevelopment opportunities across Cleveland neighborhoods. The Office regularly issues redevelopment opportunities, typically in the form of Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications. Check back often to learn about current and upcoming redevelopment opportunities!
Note: Development Teams interested in seeking financial subsidy to support their projects should also inquire with the Community Development Department’s Housing Development Office. Additional development opportunities are also available through the City’s Land Bank Office and through the Department of Economic Development.