New Cuyahoga County Headquarters to open July 15

CLEVELAND -- It's another piece of a revived downtown building boom.

Cuyahoga County's new Administrative Headquarters Building will open on July 15.

The new offices at 2079 East 9th Street will house more than 600 county workers.

There will be a 1:30 pm ceremony with Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, County Council members, representatives from the developers, and local business leaders.

The Geis Companies built and own the building and will lease it to the county for 26 years with an option to buy at the end of the lease.

The project cost more than $200 million.

It will mean new life on the streets of a dormant part of downtown.

Many county workers who had been located at multiple county-owned and leased buildings will be consolidated into a single location that should be more convenient for the public.

The county projects the move could save the county up to $84 million over 20 years, bringing multiple operations under one roof.

The relocation of workers and offices should be complete by Aug. 11.

The Executive Office, County Council, Fiscal, Human Resources, Development, Inspector General Planning Commission, Procurement and Diversity, Internal Audit, I-T, Public Works, Public Safety and Justice services will be in the new building.

Offices will have staggered dates to be operations, ranging from July 17 to Aug. 12.

The Ameritrust complex, now called "The 9," will combine history and modern building design.

In addition to the new county headquarters, a new Heinen's grocery store will go in the rotunda at East 9th and Euclid Avenue. The 1010 Building will include apartments, offices and retail. The Tower will be renovated into a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel and luxury apartments.

A new Hilton Convention Center Hotel is going up at the site of the former headquarters at Ontario Street and Lakeside Avenue.


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