Redevelopment of the historic former Astrup Awning Company Building located at the corner of West 25th Street and Seymour Avenue in the Clark Fulton neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, into community-focused art, social service, and maker space. Leases with flexible rates and terms will be offered to the following anticipated tenants:
- Cleveland Museum of Art: 19,585 sq. ft. (projected to provide programs to 240 students annually);
- Progressive Arts Alliance: 7,250 sq. ft. (since its founding in 2001, PAA has inspired more than 30,000 students;
- Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio: 8,055 sq. ft. provides meaningful arts programs and instruction to LIC and public school students;
- Inlet Dance Theater: 7,500 sq. ft. (rehearsal and performance facility with 4-6 week dance camps for students, offering scholarships for 15 students;
- Cleveland Rape Crisis Center: 4,100 sq. ft. to provide therapy, advocacy, care coordination services, outreach, and education by adding approximately 30 professional staff to serve at least 250 survivors of rape and sexual abuse;
- LatinUS: 4,100 sq. ft. to host theater productions exclusively in Spanish to encourage members to become engaged in drama;
- Collaborative to End Human Trafficking: 3,250 sq. ft. (a collaboration of members with expertise in education, health care, law, and social service to work together to provide a safety net in northeast Ohio for those victimized by this crime;
- Don Frey Studio: 1,000 sq. ft. (studio for a local modern art painter);
- The Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children & Adults: 2,500 sq. ft. (founded by the family of Gina DeJesus, a survivor of Ariel Castro’s kidnapping), Cleveland Missing supports and assists families going through kidnapping to provide a support network in the Project area, which is where Ms. DeJesus’ kidnapping occurred.
The project is located in a severely distressed and underserved community, characterized by a poverty rate of 45.5%, a median family income equal to 39.25% of the applicable area median family income, and an unemployment rate of 25.5%, which is 3.07 times the national unemployment rate.