Renovations Gone Wild


The Collinwood and Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) has for a long time been known for the quality renovations that we have done to a large amount of homes in the South Collinwood area. The summer heat is not slowing us down. At present  we are working on 6 houses that will either be rented out or sold. This is in addition to 6 apartments and 2 storefronts that will also be available shortly.

If you would like more information on the houses that are being renovated and sold and/or rented out, please call us for more information and property addresses. 216.383.9772


In last month's Observer, there was a recap of the City of Cleveland's Code Enforcement partnership that is taking place Citywide. Because of the rising number of Building and Housing Code violations within the City of Cleveland,  Cleveland City Council last year voted on a co-operation of the Building and Housing (B&H) department and all the Community Development Corporations (CDC) within the City. The CDC's are to go out and visually inspect the outside of homes within a specified area (concentrated inspection area/CIA), one at a time. The owner is then to be contacted regarding any and all violations observed by the code enforcement officer for the ward. The owner is to be given 30 days to correct whatever violations or potential violations were observed. If the violations are not corrected within the 30 day time period, and the CDC is not informed as to progress/intent by the property owner,  the house is then turned into B&H for a formal inspection, ticketing and potential housing court appearance.

Over 100  letters have gone out to homeowners within the Collinwood areas that have so far been inspected, telling them what violations need to be corrected on their homes before B&H Department comes out to formally site them. We have been getting a lot of response back from home owners looking for assistance and acknowledging the problems existing on their properties.

This is what the program is all about. Communication between property owners, the local CDC as well as B&H and the Councilmen. Trying to get things done before it gets to the point that it ends up a legal battle is why City Council voted for this partnership in the  first place. It is going to take a while to see dramatic changes, but this is a good start. Ward 11 has always had a solid residential base and this partnership is only going to make it better.

For more information on the  partnership and when your street is slated for an inspection, please contact either CNVDC 383.9772 or Northeast Shores 481.7660

submitted by Yolanda Anderson

CNVDC Executive Director

Yolanda Anderson

Executive Director, Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 4:07 PM, 08.08.2011