Residences at 55 Public Square

Cleveland, Ohio

Industry > Multi-Family Construction

Construction Manager for the Historic Renovation and Adaptive Reuse of the Residences at 55 Public Square

Cleveland Construction, Inc. is the Construction Manager for the historic renovation and adaptive reuse of the bottom two-thirds of 55 Public Square Building from office space to multi-family housing units. Originally named the Illuminating Building and home to northeast Ohio’s electric company, the building is 22-stories and approximately 131,381 SF. 55 Public Square is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This historic renovation and adaptive reuse project includes converting floors 2 through 15 into 202 housing units comprising 18 distinct layouts. Larger 2- and 3-bedroom units will be located on floors 14 and 15 to afford stunning views of Lake Erie and the city skyline. Floors 16 through 22 will remain reserved for commercial tenants. Floors 23 and 24 house the building's mechanical systems.

The facade will undergo cleaning and re-sealing of the building’s windows and aluminum mullion panels and renovate the plaza’s entrance area to accommodate the new residents and Fahrenheit, a restaurant slated to begin occupying the ground floor in late 2022 or early 2023. The contract also includes the refurbishment of 55 Public Square’s cooling tower and installing an air conditioning system. The HVAC will serve the new residential units and the restaurant below and the commercial spaces above.


  • Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Owner
    K&D Group
  • Architect
    Berardi + Partners
  • Completion Date
    Under Construction


Services Provided

  • Preconstruction Services
  • Construction Management
  • Historic Tax Credit Renovation
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Multi-Family Construction Services
  • Adaptive Reuse Construction
  • GMP Development
  • Multi-Phased Occupancy Construction

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