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City of Cleveland Brownfield Economic Development Initiative Greenhouse Project June 5, 2009.

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1 City of Cleveland Brownfield Economic Development Initiative Greenhouse Project June 5, 2009

2 Opportunity On April 28, 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development issued the Notice of Funds Availability for the Brownfield Economic Development Initiative due June 16, $20 Million available in grants of up to $2 Million.

3 BEDI Program Objectives Enable redevelopment of brownfield sites Increase economic opportunities for low- & moderate-income individuals Leverage HUD 108 Funds to enable redevelopment

4 Project Site

5 Green City Growers Project Acre Facility in the E.55/Grand/Kinsman Area ~5 Acre Greenhouse Packhouse for preparation of produce to ship Truck Bays for Shipping Green Building Locally-grown produce

6 Why this Project?  Project will create 40 jobs in the area.  Very few pieces of land in the City that are appropriate for this type of development  Cooperative corporate structure will create wealth for the workers.

7 Brownfield Eligibility Project site is undergoing assessment activities to determine contamination in the area. City is working with Hull & Associates to determine the clean-up needs and plans.

8 Land Assembly City owns the majority of the necessary parcels and the necessary acreage Working with local organizations to acquire the remaining parcels Will meet URA & community needs

9 Project Partners Evergreen Cooperative Development Fund Hull & Associates Green City Growers City of Cleveland

10 City of Cleveland Department of Economic Development Tracey Nichols Director (216)


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