Templin-Bradley Lofts

In a collaborative effort to continue to turn vacant properties into safe and affordable housing, investments are steadily being made in the City of Cleveland. Cleveland Community representatives and leaders were joined by members of the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization for a tour and special remarks held at the newly renovated Templin-Bradley Company Lofts ribbon cutting and open house event located in Gordon Square’s Arts District and Local Historic District at 5700 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland.

The Templin-Bradley Company Lofts was once known as the headquarters of the Templin-Bradley Company building and was considered as the county’s largest manufacturer and national distributor of bulbs and seeds, recently sat steadily deteriorating, vacant and boarded up for almost 10 years. The once thriving historic commercial structured used during the Great Depression has been restored to its original constructed 1916 look and transformed into 30 sustainable mixed income housing apartments. This historical landmark is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places; a historic maker was unveiled during this event.

Focused on Cleveland’s goals of adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and mixed-income housing, the Templin-Bradley Company Lofts features includes 18 one-bedroom units, four live-work units, and eight two-bedroom units. Amenities include 33 parking spaces, elevator, common area roof deck, skylights, in-unit washers and dryers, open floor concept plans, exposed brick walls, and concrete floors.

In addition, a prominent public art installation and a quasi-public space with benches, which can be enjoyed by residents and the public was unveiled at the grand opening event. Also, residents will have access to public transportation and ample greenspace. The loft will have a link to five Cleveland area local social service agencies for assistance which includes workforce development, financial literacy, childcare and health and wellness programming to further promote housing stability for project families.

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