Proposals sought for 6 surplus school properties

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Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) and the City of Cleveland are making a second attempt to recruit developers for four sites of closed schools and two pieces of vacant school properties.

The properties were among 19 available when both the City and District solicited redevelopment proposals earlier this year. The City is facilitating the process.

A team that evaluated developers’ qualifications and proposals rejected the proposals for three sites. Two sites drew no formal responses, and a sixth proposal was withdrawn.

Proposals for purchase and development are being sought for a second time on these former school sites:

  • Case, 4050 Superior Avenue
  • Fullerton, 5810 Fullerton Avenue
  • Giddings (vacant land), 2250 E. 71st Street
  • Mount Pleasant (vacant land), 11617 Union Avenue
  • Paul Revere, 10706 Sandusky Avenue
  • Willson, 1625 E. 55th Street

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Sept. 29. Developers can learn more during a virtual information session on Aug.18 and can tour the buildings on Aug. 23.

For more information, see the new request for proposals.

The City and CMSD are pursuing further discussions with the developers chosen for the remaining 13 properties. The first appeal drew 51 proposals for housing, community green space and retail.

The Board of Education approved a long-term plan for programs and facilities in 2019. At the time, the board also asked that the District seek new uses for surplus property.

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