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Posted On: 10/31/2013

County Administration has Relocated to Interim Location

Office Furniture Sale to be held on November 9, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact:Jeane’ Holley:  (216) 698-2544 or jholley@cuyahogacounty.us

CLEVELAND – The old Cuyahoga County Administration Building has closed its doors for business.  In preparation for the construction on the new convention center hotel, the Cuyahoga County Administration Building will soon be demolished.  The offices and departments that were located in the County Administration Building have relocated to interim locations until the completion of the new county headquarters, which is scheduled to be completed in July 2014.  Please see the attached a complete list of interim locations.

The planned Cleveland Convention Center Hotel will be constructed in the location of the current County Administration building. Expected to be completed by spring 2016, the hotel will include 600 to 650 guestrooms and employ between 450 and 500 people full-time. The costs associated with the interim move are greatly outweighed by the estimated minimum $5 million in hotel construction savings, and the additional benefit of added revenues due to the earlier opening and operation of the hotel.

The interim move is a key step in the county’s Real Estate Property Consolidation project. When the County Executive Ed FitzGerald took office in 2011 one of the first items of business was to address the county’s real estate portfolio which consisted of 36 owned properties and 30 leased properties totaling over 7 million square feet.  The Real Estate Property Consolidation project that has followed is estimated to save taxpayers $84 million over 20 years.  The new County Administration Headquarters, located in downtown Cleveland on the corner of East 9th Street and Prospect Ave., will be home to over 700 county employees.

Additional Move Announcements:

Cuyahoga County will hold an office furniture sale of all excess furniture in the County Administration Building located at 1219 Ontario Street (Lakeside Entrance), on Saturday, November 9, 2013.  The sale is open to the general public from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Cuyahoga County employees and their immediate family are not eligible). Purchases can only be made with cash, money orders, certified or bank checks.  All furniture will be sold on a pay and carry basis.  All items will be sold as is and all sales are final.  Free parking will be available at the Huntington Park Garage.

As a reminder, the open date for property tax bills is December 23, 2013, and the close date is January 23, 2014.  During the open and close date for property tax bills, payments can be made at Whitlatch, 1910 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. You will not be able to pay this property tax bill at the County Administration Building.

The Board of Control and the Contracts & Purchasing Board will meet, respectively, each Monday at 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. in the board room of the interim County Council Offices: 323 West Lakeside Avenue, 4th Floor. Board of Control and Contract & Purchasing Board meetings will continue at this location until further notice.
 
If you are a member of the public with any additional questions concerning the interim move, please call the move hotline at (216) 443-7010.