CAN INNER CITY MULTILEVEL BUILDINGS COMPETE?

A STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DEMONSTRATE THAT MULTILEVEL OPERATIONS AT INNER CITY LOCATIONS IN CLEVELAND WERE FEASIBLE TO MAINTAIN A LEVEL OF JOB OPPORTUNITIES NECESSARY FOR A HEALTHY CITY. COMMUNITY SUPPORT WAS EVALUATED WITH REGARD TO THE PROJECT'S PRIORITY AND HOW IT WOULD BE COORDINTED WITH SIMILAR IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. SUITABLE INDUSTRIES WERE THEN SELECTED - FOOD PROCESSING, APPAREL AND RELATED PRODUCTS, PRINTING AND PUBLISHING FABRICATED METAL PRODUCTS, NONELECTRICAL MACHINERY - FOR THEIR NEED FOR CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SUPPLIERS, THEIR OWN COMPETITION, CUSTOMERS, AND LABOR SUPPLY. THREE SITE AREAS WERE CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF LAND AVAILABILITY, LAND COST, AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE IMPETUS TO AN EXISTING URBAN RENEWAL OR MODEL CITY PROJECT. THREE PROTOTYPE, MULTILEVEL, INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WERE DESIGNED, PRICED AND TEST MARKETED. THE FINANCIAL ANALYSES OF THESE PROTOTYPES ARE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL. ON THE BASIS OF THE STUDY, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT CLEVELAND DEVELOP AN ONGOING AGGRESSIVE, INDUSTRIAL REDEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. THE CRITERIA AND GOALS FOR SUCH A PROGRAM ARE LISTED.

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 3-13
  • Serial:
    • Urban Land
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Urban Land Institute
    • ISSN: 0042-0891

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00240093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1972 12:00AM