Redevelopment of Juvenile Court Building


Campus District, Inc. has released a Request for Proposals for the historic Juvenile Court Complex located at the corner of East 22 St. and Cedar Avenue. The building is 166,750 square feet in size and sits on approximately 4.7 acres of prime land in the City of Cleveland. It was constructed in the 1930s, with a residential  addition made in 1964. The building is a local landmark making it eligible for historic tax credits. The property also includes a 1.7 acre parking lot on the north side of Cedar Avenue.

The Juvenile Court Complex is centrally located on East 22nd Street within the Campus District of downtown Cleveland, a short 15 minute walk to East 9th and Euclid. It is in the heart of a thriving and ever expanding institutional and residential district with student and market rate housing being built to the north, mixed income townhouses being built to the south and east  and all three of the anchor institutions along East 22nd Street  investing tens of millions in their campuses. Cleveland State University (CSU), St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) anchor an “eds and meds”  district from Euclid Avenue to Orange Avenue that is comprised of dozens of businesses and other institutions.

The Juvenile Court building is located in a busy part of the Campus District with approximately 27,000 college students attending school  at CSU and Tri-C  and another 15,000 people employed within the District. East 22nd Street, from Euclid to Orange is undergoing a $4.2 million infrastructure investment with new pavement with bike lanes and pedestrian amenities, planted medians, expanded sidewalks with new benches, landscaping, and public art, making East 22nd the north/south Main Street of the Campus District, directly in front of the Juvenile Court Complex.