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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.

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opportunity
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.
bedi program objectives
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
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
why this project
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?
brownfield eligibility
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
land assembly
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
project partners
Evergreen Cooperative Development Fund

Hull & Associates

Green City Growers

City of Cleveland

Project Partners
tracey nichols director 216 664 3611 tnichols2@city cleveland oh us
Tracey Nichols

Director

(216) 664-3611

tnichols2@city.cleveland.oh.us

City of ClevelandDepartment of Economic Development