On March 7, 2023, the Ohio Department of Development announced that the Taylor Tudor project has been approved for $5.9 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits to help support the redevelopment of this historic property. The estimated $37 million project will renovate the 44 apartment units on the second and third floors as well as reactivate the commercial/retail space on the first floor in the largely vacant structures.
The City of Cleveland Heights issued a Request for Proposals/Request for Qualifications (RFP/RFQ) for the redevelopment of the Taylor Tudor Plaza on August 27, 2021 with responses due on December 10, 2021. The administration has reviewed the responses and interviewed the submitting teams. Based on that process, the administration has recommended City Council approve legislation authoring the City to enter into negotiations with WXZ Development for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
Below are the RFP/RFQ submission from WXZ and the presentation given by WXZ at the April 25, 2022 Planning and Development Committee of City Council.
This largely vacant building is owned by the City and is known as the “Taylor Tudor Plaza,” which was constructed in 1928 and is part of the Stadium Square National Register Historic District. The three-story structures consist of first floor retail space with two floors of residential units above.
The Site is roughly bounded by S. Taylor Road to the east, and Superior Park Drive to the north, with private residential development on the west, and the Taylor Road Synagogue property to the south. The Site consists of Cuyahoga County parcel numbers 684-27-001, 684-26-011, and 684-26-012, and is within easy walking distance to businesses along S. Taylor Road, as well as Cain Park, which is also home to the City-owned arts and entertainment complex.