Metroparks buys properties on Columbus Peninsula

The pair of squat industrial buildings in the Flats will not seem like much and absence substantially historical past. But their places and measurement produced them truly worth a whole of $1 million to the Cleveland Metroparks.

The properties at 1045 French St. and 1725 Drop St. are on the north edge of the district’s Rivergate Park, which makes them ideal spots for a service centre owned by the parks procedure, changing close by leased structures on Columbus Road. The process shut on the buy of the attributes July 19, according to Cuyahoga County land information.

Sean McDermott, Metroparks main setting up and style officer, claimed in an e mail that the structures will give a residence for functions connected with Rivergate Park and will improve the system’s potential to provide the Lakefront and Ohio & Erie Canal reservations. The new destinations also will help protecting environmentally friendly space close by, together with the Cleveland Basis Centennial Lake Hyperlink Path, Pink Line Greenway, Towpath Path, Whiskey Island Trail and Wendy Park Bridge.

The making at 1045 French St. was constructed in 1990, and the a single at 1725 Fall St. dates from 1950, according to Cuyahoga County land information.

Metroparks board assembly minutes present the vendor, French St. Ltd., approached the program to acquire the structures as aspect of the trader group’s retirement options. The properties beforehand were being house to a business printer.