Construction Begins on Cleveland's First Hispanic Multifunctional Central Market, Showcasing Latino Culture with Retail Kiosks, Commercial Kitchen, Business Center, and Live Music Entertainment Area.
CLEVELAND, OHIO (July 14, 2023) – Cleveland Construction, Inc., a national construction management firm, in collaboration with NEOHCED, celebrates with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the commencement of construction for CentroVilla25. This multifunctional project aims to convert a warehouse into a culturally rich retail, office, and grocery store that pays homage to the Hispanic heritage in Northeast Ohio. The CentroVilla25 project is located at 3140 West 25th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.
The two-story warehouse, originally built in 1920, will undergo a complete conversion into a multifunctional space. The first floor will be transformed into a market featuring kiosks, a lounge, commercial kitchen, a gallery area, live music entertainment, a grocery store, and a multipurpose area. The second floor will be reimagined as office space and a collaboration area. The renovation scope for CentroVilla25 includes the adaptive reuse of the 31,500 square-foot warehouse, renovation of the second-floor office spaces, and the creation of 20 kiosk-style retail spaces, a commercial kitchen, a business innovation center, and office spaces for Latinos and neighborhood organizations. The addition of this Hispanic “centro mercado” will contribute to the Latino community's economic growth and also foster generational wealth through business ownership and commerce.
CentroVilla25 holds great significance in representing the vibrant and beautiful Hispanic culture. Its impact extends beyond cultural preservation, benefiting the Hispanic community and Cleveland. The project will address food insecurities in the area by providing a grocery store with fresh produce and a food hall. Additionally, a commercial kitchen will be available for use by neighborhood restaurants, caterers, and food trucks. The marketplace will feature various products and services offered through the kiosks. The Galleria and plaza spaces will serve as a community gathering place for entertainment and showcase Hispanic culture and businesses. Once renovated and adaptively reused, CentroVilla25 will house NEOHCED & NEOHCC, MetroWest CDO, Cleveland Housing Network Office, Latino Grocer, and more healthcare resources for the community.
Cleveland Construction, Inc., as the construction manager for the CentroVilla25 project, is ensuring the smooth progress of trade contractors' work according to the scheduled workflow. This includes conducting pre-installation meetings to identify obstacles, solve problems, and approve plans, specifications, materials, inspection schedules, and safety requirements. The project encompasses a complete renovation with construction procurement currently underway and construction operations mobilizing onsite in September 2023. The construction timeline is 12 months, targeting a project completion in the Fall of 2024.
"The mission of La Villa Hispana is to establish itself as the economic and cultural hub of the Hispanic community in Greater Cleveland. CentroVilla25 represents the foundational development within this district," states The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Center for Economic Development on its website. Latinos comprise 13% of the Cleveland community, with Clark-Fulton being home to over 50% of Hispanics. The Clark-Fulton neighborhood boasts a rich history and is one of Cleveland's main thoroughfares. Since 1990, the Hispanic culture has been deeply ingrained in the Clark-Fulton community, comprising residences, businesses, and a dedicated workforce. La Villa Hispana envisions a vibrant, authentic, and inclusive Latino community.
The CentroVilla25 was designed by RDL Architects, owned by The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Center for Economic Development, and developed by NEOHCED and Northwest Neighborhoods (FKA Detroit Shoreway CDO). Cleveland Development Advisors is financing this project and Cleveland Construction, Inc. is providing construction management services for the project.
About Cleveland Construction, Inc.
Cleveland Construction Inc. is a family-owned commercial construction manager specializing in renovations and adaptive reuse projects with construction offices in Downtown Cleveland and headquartered in Mentor, Ohio. Cleveland Construction takes an integrated approach to preconstruction and construction services with a mission to help our clients turn their vision into reality.
Cleveland Construction has managed more historic and adaptive reuse projects than any other contractor in Cleveland, with over 2.2 million square feet renovated. The company has restored some of Cleveland's biggest and most challenging buildings, including the Terminal Tower Residences, Kimpton Schofield Residences, Residences at Leader, Residences at 668, and the Residences at Halle. Cleveland Construction recently completed the adaptive reuse of 75 Public Square and 55 Public Square into apartments located in Cleveland's Public Square. Along with the renovation of Centrovilla25, Cleveland Construction is currently working on the historic renovation and adaptive reuse of the 700 Prospect Ave Building in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio.
Beyond its expertise in historic restoration, Cleveland Construction has an extensive background in retail construction, including grocery stores, car dealerships, and warehouse facilities. The company has collaborated with retail clients such as Tanger Outlets, Simon Property Group, Menards, Aldi’s, Kroger Co., Walmart Stores, Sam’s Club, and Burlington Coat Factory. For more detailed information about Cleveland Construction and its projects, please visit www.clevelandconstruction.com.
NEOHCED stands for Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development. Their mission statement is, “The Northeast Ohio Hispanic Center for Economic Development (NEOHCED) is committed to equitable asset building in Cleveland’s Latino and other underserved communities by providing economic and entrepreneurial technical assistance, training, and advocacy. For almost 40 years, they have represented the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for the Latino and non-Latino business community. They provide economic and entrepreneurial assistance in training and advocacy. To learn more about the company go to https://hbcenter.org/