Brownfield Economic Development Initiative City of Cleveland Greenhouse Project June 5, 2009
Opportunity • On April 28, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the Notice of Funds Availability for the Brownfield Economic Development Initiative due June 16, 2009. • $20 Million available in grants of up to $2 Million.
Enable redevelopment of brownfield sites Increase economic opportunities for low- & moderate-income individuals Leverage HUD 108 Funds to enable redevelopment BEDI Program Objectives
Green City Growers Project • 10.68 Acre Facility in the E.55/Grand/Kinsman Area • ~5 Acre Greenhouse • Packhouse for preparation of produce to ship • Truck Bays for Shipping • Green Building • Locally-grown produce
Project will create 40 jobs in the area. Very few pieces of land in the City that are appropriate for this type of development Cooperative corporate structure will create wealth for the workers. Why this Project?
Project site is undergoing assessment activities to determine contamination in the area. City is working with Hull & Associates to determine the clean-up needs and plans. Brownfield Eligibility
City owns the majority of the necessary parcels and the necessary acreage Working with local organizations to acquire the remaining parcels Will meet URA & community needs Land Assembly
Evergreen Cooperative Development Fund Hull & Associates Green City Growers City of Cleveland Project Partners
Tracey Nichols Director (216) 664-3611 email@example.com City of ClevelandDepartment of Economic Development