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Economic Development - July 12th at 9 am at Burten, Bell Carr Development,
7201 Kinsman Avenue, 44104.
Organizers - July 12th at 11:30 am at
the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, 5246 Broadway (inside the
Broadway United Methodist Church), 44127.
Housing - July 25th at noon at Westown Community Development
Corporation, 10313 Lorain Avenue, 44111.
CNDC Board - July 24th at 8:30 am.
All meetings are held at the offices of CNDC,
3751 Prospect Avenue unless otherwise noted.
CNDC News and Notes.......
CNDC's Economic Development Comittee met with Eric
Diamond, Vice President of the Economic and Community Development
Institute (ECDI) to learn about the program's offerings in business
education and funding. ECDI will be lending money to Cleveland's
small businesses and start-up entrepreneurs and Eric explained some of
the options available. The Committee also heard a mid-project
report from the Sustainability Clinic at Baldwin Wallace College.
The report centers on the economics of indoor agriculture and
compares composting, aggregation centers, aquaculture and indoor crops.
This research was contracted by the Economic Development
Committee's Sustainable Businesses Subcommittee. The final report
is due in August. The next meeting of the Economic Development
Committee is set for Thursday, July 12th at 9 am at the Burten, Bell Carr
Although the CNDC Housing Committee did not meet in
June, CNDC was a co-sponsor of a Tax Foreclosure and Land Banking
Workshop along with Cleveland City Council, Cuyahoga County and City and
County Land Banks. All present learned of the tax foreclosure
process, how parcels get into the Land Banks, what information can be
found on the NST Web App and the coordination of tax foreclosure
requests. A follow-up workshop is scheduled for the middle of July
at CNDC. The next meeting of the Housing Committee will take place
on Wednesday, July 25th at noon at Westown Community Development
Industry Items of Interest
Help Make Cleveland The City You Want It To Be The Neighborhood
Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is recruiting now! The NLDP
is a five-year-old program that cultivates engaged neighborhood leaders
in the City of Cleveland who are committed to positive change throughout
Cleveland and the region. The 84 graduates who have completed this
9-month program are passionate, diverse and determined. They are
actively engaged in impactful projects from youth mentoring to affordable
housing and much more. If this is for you contact the Neighborhood
Leadership Development Program for an application at www.NLDPCleveland.com. You
may also phone them at 216-771-6172. The application period ends
on August 1, 2012.
Attention Artists!! Professional
craft, design, media and visual artists who make their home in Cuyahoga
County have an opportunity to dream bigger with the 2013 cycle of the
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)'s Creative Workforce
Fellowship Program. Individuals who meet elegibility requirements
can compete for one of up to 22 awards. The deadline for the
online application is Friday, August 31, 2012. Detailed
guidelines and application information, including all entry and
eligibility requirements can be found at cultureforward.org/our-programs/fellowship/guidelines
Cose Offers Grants to Kick Start
Statewide Small Business Energy Savings Through September
1, 2012 the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) will help Ohio small
businesses receive energy assessments at a fraction of the normal cost
(or entirely free) through the Ohio Small Business Energy Efficiency
Program. If the space is 5,000 square feet or less, there is no out
of pocket cost to the business. Should the space be greater than
that, COSE will quote it first. Here's what you get:
commerical energy assessment up to 5,000 square feet.
Additional costs may apply.
educational resources from various organizations.
with utility rebates for energy improvement, as well as available
grants, tax incentives and rebates.
sustainability and energy efficiency through online tools provided
by the state and federal governments.
Remember - an energy assessment is the
first step toward energy efficiency. Please visit www.smallbizenergysaver.org for
more information and an application.
CPAC Seeks Survey Participants The
Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) is assisting the
Cleveland Foundation with a research project designed to help the
foundation get a better understanding of how to build audiences for their
work. The Cleveland Foundation is exploring this idea through its
audience development initiative called Engaging the Future.
As a component of this initiative, a series of interviews will be
held in July and August to gain a deeper understanding of emerging
cultural tastes among new and existing audiences for arts and culture.
If you are interested in being considered for an interview and
making your voice heard, the first step is to fill out a brief survey by
clicking on the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9RCKWNP.
If you are ultimately selected to participate in an
interview, you will be compensated for your time in the amount of $50
cash. To learn more about Engaging the Future and the
participating arts and culture organizations you may visit: http://vimeopro.com/artfwd/stories-from-cleveland.
Celebrating the Revitalization of the
Doan Classroom Apartments Originally constructed in 1904 and
expanded in 1906 and 1950, Doan School, located at 1350 East 105th
Street, is a national landmark that fell victim to the foreclosure
epidemic. The original structure was designed by Frank Barnum, a
prominent Cleveland architect. In 1985, the building was converted
to 45 units of low-income senior housing; in 2008 it became vacant and
In May 2011, the Famicos Foundation began the $7.4 million renovation of
Doan Classroom Apartments with low-interest deferred Neighborhood
Stabilization Program loans provided by the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County and the Ohio Financing Agency. In addition, Famicos was able
to add tax credit equity, provided by the Ohio Capital Corporation for
Housing, through the syndication of Federal Historic Tax Credits as well
as Low Income Housing Tax Credits. In addition to historic
preservation, the Doan project demonstrates that rehabilitating old
buildings can meet green building principles. The Famicos
Foundation recently celebrated the grand re-opening of this historic
property with a ribbon cutting with many City and County officials in
attendance. Architect for the project was City Architecture and the
contractor was Marous Brothers Construction.
Cleveland Restoration Society Celebrates
Summer at the Calfee Building Come be dazzled by the restoration of the
old East Ohio Gas Company into the CALFEE Building - stunning new
headquarters for the law firm, Calfee, Halter and Griswold, LLC.
This benefit for the Cleveland
Restoration Society will take place on July 28th from 5:30 to 10 pm. at
the Calfee Building located at 1405 East 6th Street. Levels of
participation range from $5,000 to $225 for an individual ticket.
Your ticket includes cocktails and dinner and a trolley tour of
Cleveland's Group Plan (a 1903 initiative conceived by Daniel Burnham for
the grand layout of Cleveland's civic buildings). To register, go
or mail your check to the Cleveland Restoration Society, 3751 Prospect
Avenue, Cleveland, 44115 or call Felicia Hall at 216-426-3110.
Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation has a new
website! Visit www.bpdc.org and
check out all that's new in the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood. You
can also find them on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/bellairepuritas.
Help Bellaire-Puritas get 200 "likes" and you could be the
lucky winner of Cleveland Indians baseball tickets.
OCTOBER 4TH & 5TH, 2012
WYNDHAM CLEVELAND AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE