A Vibrant Campus Neighborhood –
Employing Out-Of-Town Contractors and Construction Workers.
Cleveland State University is building a new, $50 million residential neighborhood called “Campus Village,” bordered by East 21st and East 24th between Chester Avenue and Payne.
Cleveland State owns the land on which the project is being built … but under a lease agreement with the university, Polaris Real Estate of Pepper Pike, Ohio, will own the buildings, and Polaris has partnered with Buckingham Cos. of Indianapolis, Indiana, to build the project and operate and maintain the facilities after completion.
Under this arrangement, Campus Village is not subjected to the City of Cleveland’s “Fannie Lewis Ordinance” that sets requirements for at least 20% of the construction workforce on the project be city residents, as well as other benchmarks for minorities and women to work on the project.
Non-Cleveland Contractors Dominate The CSU Project
- Polaris and Buckingham Cos. have hired Corna Kokosing Construction of Westerville, Ohio, as the General Contractor.
- Corna Kokosing selected C.T. Taylor, Inc., of Hudson, Ohio, as the concrete contractor. Corna Kokosing selected Romanoff Electric of Columbus, Ohio, as the electrical contractor.
- Corna Kokosing selected R.T. Moore of Indianapolis, Indiana, as the plumbing contractor.
- Contract Lumber has the carpentry contract and they are located in Pataskal, Ohio and they subcontracted the framing work to Winesburg Builders of Millersburg, Ohio.
- Silver Rule Masonry, Columbus, Ohio has the masonry contract,
About Campus Village
A local media report described Campus Village:
“Campus Village will be a modern lifestyle development comprised of nine buildings with restaurants, shops, green space for outdoor activities and 8,000 square feet of indoor amenities, including a movie theater, media rooms and a cyber cafe.”
“There will be more than 300 market-rate apartments – all designed to attract young professionals, alumni and students interested in living downtown and near a campus community. New residents will be drawn to the development by the amenities of the University and its proximity to PlayhouseSquare, downtown and the new Campus International School.”
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