Press Release for Announced Thieving WRLC - Übermensch 1% takeover of Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 17:57.
City of Cleveland – Office of the Council
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 216
10.0pt">Cleveland, Ohio  44114
CONTACT: Michael O’Malley
momalley [at] clevelandcitycouncil [dot] org
PRESS Advisory
Cleveland (April 27, 2015) – On Tuesday, April 28, representatives from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Thriving Communities Institute will brief Cleveland City Council members, as well as invited County Council members, on an upcoming project to inventory every property in the City of Cleveland.
The project, to be conducted this summer by the Conservancy and the Institute, in coordination with the city’s Department of Building and Housing, will collect information on the occupancy and condition of every structure and parcel in Cleveland.
Some Cleveland residents will be trained to help in the survey. Progress will be coordinated with various stakeholders, including City Council, City Hall staff, Cleveland police and non-profit neighborhood development corporations.
The goal is to use the survey as a first step toward identifying and ridding the city of blighted properties, as well as recognizing properties that could be renovated or re-purposed.
Thriving Communities Institute has received support for this project from the Cleveland Foundation. In the past several years TCI has successfully completed similar projects in the Cities of Lorain, East Cleveland, Akron, Sandusky, and in the Mount Pleasant and Buckeye neighborhoods of Cleveland. See that report here:
Who: Cleveland City Council Development, Planning and Sustainability Committee
What: Presentation on Cleveland property mapping program by:                    
    Paul Boehnlein, GIS and Conservation Planning Specialist at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy
        Jim Rokakis, Director of the Thriving Communities Institute
When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.

Where: City Council Committee Room 217, Second Floor City Hall 

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