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Rachel Trem

Cuyahoga Land Bank Renovates Homes as Circle East District Progress Continues

By Community, Housing & Infrastructure, News Articles, Revitalization
EAST CLEVELAND - July 9, 2024 Cuyahoga Land Bank is thrilled to announce the renovation of 10 homes in Cleveland and East Cleveland in the Circle East District, a 30-acre neighborhood directly adjacent to Lake View Cemetery along Euclid Avenue of which Cuyahoga Land Bank is leading the redevelopment. The newly renovated properties are all owned and occupied by long-time homeowners, with some residents having been there for more than 40 years! Renovations and repairs averaged $19,000 per home and included the installation of new roofs, siding, porches, doors and windows. These improvements have been designed to keep each home…
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Reclaimed and Renewed: Circle East District Greenway Paved with a Sustainable Past

By Blog Posts, Community, Connectivity, Revitalization, Sustainability
Cuyahoga Land Bank is breathing new life into the 30-acre neighborhood now known as  Circle East District, and sustainability is at the heart of the project. The use of reclaimed sandstone for the walkways in the new park greenway  illustrates this commitment  And this isn't just any sandstone – it's a story etched in stone. The greenway's paths are being paved with materials salvaged from several former apartment buildings in East Cleveland—the Burnette Apartments at 15800 Euclid Avenue and six apartment buildings on Chapman Avenue built in the '20s  featuring beautiful, cut sandstone veneers. Once vibrant homes, these structures fell…
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Park Development Gets Underway in Circle East District

By Blog Posts, Community, Connectivity, Revitalization
New Greenway to Bring Recreation and Renewal The Circle East District greenway is taking root! After months of clearing land, the exciting project is sprouting to life with the planting of new trees and other land development. This transformation will turn vacant lots into a vibrant greenway, offering a multi-use trail for residents and visitors to enjoy.  The entire Circle East District was designed and is being constructed to meet (NGBS) certification requirements. This rigorous certification program ensures that the entire project meets high standards for energy efficiency, water conservation and the use of sustainable materials. The greenway is one…
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Answers to 10 Questions About Buying Homes in Transitional Neighborhoods

By Blog Posts, Community
The allure of a trendy, up-and-coming neighborhood is undeniable. The potential for appreciation, a vibrant community on the rise, and a cool, unique vibe all hold immense appeal. But let's face it: buying a home in a transitional neighborhood like Cuyahoga Land Bank’s new Circle East District at the gateway to University Circle in East Cleveland can also raise a few questions. Here, our friends at Realty Reimagined tackle some of the most common questions asked about buying a home in a transitional neighborhood: Is it safe? Safety is a top concern for any home buyer, but a well-designed neighborhood…
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