Central Choice neighborhood in Cleveland gets revitalization grant

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Central Choice neighborhood in Cleveland gets revitalization grant

WEWS – Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority has been given a $300,000 grant to spruce up and clean up Cleveland’s Central Choice neighborhood.

“By rebuilding neighborhoods devastated by the economic crisis, we will improve surrounding property values, create new jobs, and foster long-term economic growth,” U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said in a news release. “These public-private partnerships will continue to make our cities great places to start a business and raise a family.”

The Central Choice neighborhood is east of downtown Cleveland and home to more than 10,000 people. It’s an area with high crime rates, few retail options, and the neighborhood elementary school is a consistent low-performing school.

CMHA will partner with City Architecture Inc. to develop a plan for rebuilding the deteriorated Cedar Extension public housing development to create residential, retail, and other amenities in the Central Choice neighborhood.

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