The City’s Community Development Director and I had a great visit from the re-developers of the LN Gross Building yesterday where they presented us with an award that the City was receiving from the Cleveland Restoration Society in celebration of the City’s role in the preservation of the historic LN Gross building.
You may recall, Council and the staff had a hand in helping the developers with land assemblage, project design and approval, environmental work, and historic preservation considerations.
In appreciation and recognition of the City’s contributions, the Cleveland Restoration Society presented the City with a “Excellence in Design Award.”
The owners spoke highly of the support they received from the City, particularly Community Development and the Fire Department staff who were involved from start to finish on this project — and they deserve a lot of credit for the quality of the final product.
The re-purposed building is an exceptional example of preservation and redevelopment so it’s great to see the project winning awards. It’s well deserved.
Now if we could just interest them in buying an old flour mill.