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“We have the opportunity to truly transform a community that desperately needs it,” Roberts said. “Our expectation is there will be roughly 200 new homes in a footprint of about 30 acres. The new homes will be complemented by some townhomes as well.”

Roberts said there will be many incentives for new home buyers and continued funding of home repairs for longtime residents.

“The City of East Cleveland already has a residential tax abatement in place. It’s a 15-year tax abatement,” Roberts said. “Another benefit is that the homes along Woodlawn and throughout will also have solar panels installed. What does that mean? It means that your maintenance cost will be lower.”

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