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New Housing Program Lowers Construction Hurdles in Cleveland

A unique partnership is making it easier to construct and own a home in the Cleveland neighborhood of Ohio City, located in Cleveland..
March 26, 2016, 9am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"A homebuilding program set to launch next month in Ohio City aims to make new construction swifter and simpler for people hoping to live in one of Cleveland's most popular neighborhoods," reports Michelle Jarboe.

The program is the work of Ohio City, Inc. and Knez Homes, which "have lined up 18 lots owned by the city's land bank" to "offer buyers ready-to-build lots where all the bureaucratic boxes have all been checked."

The article notes the current frustrations that accompany the process of building a home on land bank-owned land in Cleveland. The process, according Bo Knez, owner of Knez Homes, takes his company an average of 230 days. The article includes more details about how the program improves on the statue quo.

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Published on Friday, March 25, 2016 in Cleveland Plain Dealer
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