The Saint Luke’s Manor Phase I Grand Opening took place on Thursday, June 7th on a sunny day in Cleveland, Ohio. Saint Luke’s Hospital is a National Historic Register building located in the Buckeye-Shaker Heights area of the city. Built in 1927 and shuttered since 1999, it was purchased by Neighborhood Progress in 2006 with the intent of converting to residential units. WRT worked with Pennrose Properties, Neighborhood Progress, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, and the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office to design a mixed-use building with 139 affordable senior apartment units, office space for non-profit and service organizations, and the historic rehabilitation of an existing 400-seat auditorium targeted for community use. Once a symbol of urban blight, a renovated Saint Luke’s is fast becoming the centerpiece of a community revitalization effort that is bringing stability and pride to this Cleveland neighborhood.
Residents are currently moving into the 72 units in Phase I, and the 67 Phase II units are under construction and expected to be ready by October 2012. The three-phased project is slated for completion in 2013. The renovated building is expected to achieve a minimum LEED NC silver certification, and will contribute to the neighborhood’s LEED ND certification.
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