Euclid/St. Clair Community Development Corporation seeks to develop roughly 40 acres of land currently used for light to medium industrial use north of the rail tracks on the West side of East 140th St. in the Collinwood Neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. The site is bounded by Interstate 90 and Nine Mile Creek to the West, Highway 90 and a small (roughly 300 structure) residential pocket to the North, East 140th on the East and by the CSX/Norfolk Southern rail tracks to the South. Access to the site from East 140th is currently limited to 88’ of existing street frontage (bounded by retaining structure for the rail overpass and the property line of the commercial lot on the southwest corner of Deise Ave. and E140th).
The proposed site is located within half a mile to Interstate 90/2, a major East-West throughway which serves Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs and offers Highway connections to Ohio’s major arteries as well as local airports including Hopkins International Airport and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority for shipping via container ship. The adjacency to Collinwood Railroad Yards (part of CSX’s network) provides quick access to major rail freight and shipping with CSX Transflo™ Bulk Transfer and CSX Intermodal Terminals.
Currently one existing tenant is utilizing the site to store, sort and ship specialty metals for recycling. The existing tenant has expressed an interest in remaining on the site due to location and current needs and has begun developing a set of criteria for the tenant’s future use and growth which will be used as a basis of design for the Incubator Master Plan.
The local CDC (Euclid – St. Clair Community Development Corporation) has expressed interest in the development of a technology and light manufacturing incubator to reinvigorate the local community via job creation and the injection of low cost residential mixed with commercial/business use in order to knit the new development into the existing fabric (a mix of manufacturing, single family home residential and commercial).