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 a community focused arts, 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. provide 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. (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.
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 unemployment rate of 25.5% which is 3.07 times the national unemployment rate.