Mayor Jane Campbell and First Interstate Properties, Ltd. Break Ground on Steelyard Commons
- Expected to generate 1,800 jobs, a $40 million annual payroll and $3 million annually in property taxes that will directly support neighborhood services and the Cleveland Municipal School District.
- Located on 125 acres, the project will offer more than one million square feet of retail to help capture some of the estimated $600 million that Clevelanders spend annually on general merchandise outside the Cityís borders.
- Tenants include a Wal-Mart Supercenter, The Home Depot, Best Buy, Target, Staples, Marshalls, Old Navy, Famous Footwear, Lane Bryant, and many other prominent national retailers providing an unprecedented selection of merchandise and price points. At least eight restaurants, including IHOP, Ruby Tuesdays and Eatín Park will open along with a host of smaller restaurants, including coffee and baked goods shops, ice cream, pizza and other carry-out services.
- The project will extend both the Towpath Trail by more than one mile and allow for the potential to extend the 51-mile Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.
- Requires no City subsidies.
- Honors Clevelandís industrial past with public art and other amenities including:
- A Steel Heritage Exhibit along the Towpath Trail and scenic bikeway;
- Architectural facades reminiscent of the historic buildings that once stood on the site;
- Railcars serving as a backdrop for themed entrance signage and points of interest along the Towpath;
- Active, working rocker-arm gas wells animating the site;
- Bus shelters constructed of reclaimed steel;
- An existing bridge relocated to span the projectís main road as a gateway;
- A 150 foot crane as well as other salvaged artifacts, as public art throughout the site;
- A Childrenís Steel Mill Playground.
- Light towers and a power substation illuminated similar to Clevelandís bridge lighting to create a dramatic place; and
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