Monday, February 5, 2024 – Cleveland – Today, the City of Cleveland’s Department of Community Development, in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, invite professional project teams to respond to a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to redevelop the former Fullerton Elementary School Site.
The site, which is the former location of the recently demolished Fullerton Elementary School, makes available 2.6 acres in Broadway-Slavic Village, one block south of Fleet Avenue — Cleveland’s only “complete and green street.”
“Our hope with this RFQ is to build upon Slavic Village’s existing assets to attract development projects that support the enduring neighborhood while expanding opportunities for more individuals to live, work and play in Slavic Village,” said Cleveland’s Director of Community Development Alyssa Hernandez.
The Department of Community Development collaborated with Slavic Village Development and Councilwoman Rebecca Maurer’s Office (Ward 12) to administer an upfront engagement process to inform this redevelopment opportunity. Details on the engagement process and outcomes are included in the appendix of the RFQ.
“This site is part of our neighborhood’s history and will now be part of our future,” said Councilwoman Maurer. “We have the chance to start fresh with clean, green land and I am excited to dream big and see what the project teams come up with.”
Qualifications will be accepted from February 5, 2024, through March 25, 2024, with selection of a development team no later than April 26, 2024.
The Submission Process and Evaluation Criteria and can be found on pages 15-17 of the RFQ.
Learn more about this and other asset redevelopment projects and access the full RFQ at Asset Redevelopment | City of Cleveland Ohio
“This opportunity continues to expand the list of public-private partnerships created by the City and CMSD to place former school sites and buildings back into productive use,” added Michele Pomerantz, Mayor Bibb's Chief of Education. “These projects benefit the communities in which they are located and deepen the broad investment we are making in education.”