County Administration Begins Relocation to Interim Locations in Preparation for Convention Center Hotel Construction

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$5 million in Construction Costs Saved by Beginning Project Early

CLEVELAND – The Cuyahoga County Administration Building will soon be demolished in preparation for construction on the new convention center hotel. Offices and departments within the current County Administration Building will relocate to interim locations until the completion of the new county headquarters, which is scheduled to be completed July 2014. Please see the complete interim move schedule below.

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.

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 Whitlach, 1910 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115. You will not be able to pay this property tax bill at the County Administration Building.

If you are a member of the public with any additional questions concerning the interim move, please call (216) 443-7010.

 Please click on the link above to view all the detail of the relocation sites.