New Cuyahoga County administration building should be open in summer of 2014.
(Cleveland) - Next summer. That's when Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald says the new county administration building will open.
This was made possible after Cuyahoga County Council unanimously approved the sale of the historic Ameritrust Building at East 9th and Euclid to to Streetsboro-based Geis Companies.
FitzGerald says the deal is worth $27 million dollars, and the development will be $180 million. FitzGerald calls it one of the biggest developments in downtown Cleveland in a generation.
Geis will develop an eight-story bulding into a county administration headquarters. FitzGerald says the county will pay $6.7 million dollars a year to lease over 26 years. A the end of the lease, the county will pay a dollar to own the building.
Geis will also convert a connected 28 story tower into apartment space. The rotunda inside the Ameritrust property will be converted into retail space.
FitzGerald says demolition and construction will get underway this spring.
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