Quality of Life

City Projects Underway

By BRIAN GRAVES

Posted 1/26/18

The city of Cleveland has a full list of projects either underway or ready to go which are meant to improve the quality of life for residents.

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Quality of Life

City Projects Underway

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The city of Cleveland has a full list of projects either underway or ready to go which are meant to improve the quality of life for residents.

City Manager Joe Fivas recently reviewed a list of eight such projects now on the boards.

“These are ongoing and just shows you the expanse of all the things that are happening,” Fivas said. “It’s very exciting.”

He said the new tennis complex at Tinsley Park should be open by May 1 and the rehabilitation of Deer Park should also be completed around that time.

“Our staff is coming up with some designs for the Blythe-Bowers recreation area,” Fivas said. “We have some CDBG funds that need to be spent, so we’re working on that.”

He said the new Fire Safety Training Center is still planned for construction later this year.

“At Stuart School park, we have a lot of construction redoing the bathrooms over there,” Fivas said. “I can tell you there were at least 150 kids there.”

He also noted the construction at Fire Station No. 6 on APD 40 is “well underway” and should be completed by this spring.

“They will probably be closed in within the next month or so,” Fivas said.

The biggest item is the Candy’s Creek Cherokee Elementary School.

Director of Schools Dr. Russell Dyer said construction will be finished in the spring.

“We won’t be moving in until the next school year,” Dyer said. “That would be a fall 2019 move-in date. There will be no January start date at the new school.”

Fivas said the Casteel Greenway Connector project “is well underway and should be completed in the next couple of months.”

“On March 10, there will be a huge tree planting event in coordination with the Rotary Club, Shade Tree Board and the Greenway Board,” he said. “It’s going to be a pretty big event. They’re going to plant a couple of hundred trees. We’re looking forward to that.”

Fivas also reported the staff believes there needs to be some planning to make some facility changes in City Hall.

“We are working on a ‘one-stop service center’ would make a better area for our employees and especially for the public,” he said. “We are coming up with some designs for doing that.”

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