McKinley Place Townhomes - Media and News Coverage

  Congratulations to McKinley Townhomes of Lakewood —Built by Liberty Development Company for winning the 2017 Commercial Development 'Honoree' Award!   Lakewood is known as the City of Homes because of its wide variety of housing types and sizes, many of which were built prior to 1940. The idea behind McKinley Place was to turn the nearly 3-acre site that was home to the former McKinley Elementary School into a productive part of the community once again.  Construction on the 40-unit attached townhome neighborhood on Lakewood’s west side began in October 2015. It was a joint effort between the city, the Lakewood Board of Education and Liberty Development Co., which is led by President Tom Kuluris.  One of the challenges on the project was to develop a design that was complementary to the Detroit Avenue commercial district as well as the existing residential neighborhood. This would have to be done on an unusually shaped parcel without the benefit of tax abatement.  The city clearly outlined these parameters from the beginning, facilitating an open and collaborative partnership between the city and Liberty Development. The units have been selling and the success of McKinley Place has prompted other communities to approach Liberty about partnering to use the same approach and creative design to build new in-fill neighborhoods in their cities.

Congratulations to McKinley Townhomes of Lakewood—Built by Liberty Development Company for winning the 2017 Commercial Development 'Honoree' Award! 

Lakewood is known as the City of Homes because of its wide variety of housing types and sizes, many of which were built prior to 1940. The idea behind McKinley Place was to turn the nearly 3-acre site that was home to the former McKinley Elementary School into a productive part of the community once again.

Construction on the 40-unit attached townhome neighborhood on Lakewood’s west side began in October 2015. It was a joint effort between the city, the Lakewood Board of Education and Liberty Development Co., which is led by President Tom Kuluris.

One of the challenges on the project was to develop a design that was complementary to the Detroit Avenue commercial district as well as the existing residential neighborhood. This would have to be done on an unusually shaped parcel without the benefit of tax abatement.

The city clearly outlined these parameters from the beginning, facilitating an open and collaborative partnership between the city and Liberty Development. The units have been selling and the success of McKinley Place has prompted other communities to approach Liberty about partnering to use the same approach and creative design to build new in-fill neighborhoods in their cities.

  LAKEWOOD, OH  — The McKinley Place development project is being recognized by Smart Business magazine as one of the 2017 recipients of the Commercial Development Awards. The magazine describes the project as an  inspiration to other communities.   The former site of the McKinley School had been vacant on Lakewood's west side for years prior to the project starting in 2015. The city wanted to facilitate development at the 3-acre site, hoping it would begin contributing to the city's tax base again.  n October 2015, Liberty Development began construction on a 40-unit attached townhome neighborhood at the site. Now, 33 units have been sold. The city speculates on its website that the development will add approximately $15 million to the city's tax base.  “McKinley Place complements the surrounding neighborhood while helping to fill an important housing need in Lakewood: first-floor living," said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers in a statement. "This type of housing is an attractive option for both Millennials and empty-nesters alike.”  Smart Business says one of the challenges for the project was the curious shape of the parcel and the aesthetic demands of commercial-heavy Detroit Avenue and the existing residential neighborhood. With only seven units left in the townhomes, Liberty clearly found a model that worked.  “We are proud to be recognized for helping to build a new neighborhood that complements such an outstanding community. McKinley Place represents the best in public private partnership and our team at Liberty and our residents at McKinley feel fortunate to be part of Lakewood,” said Tom Kuluris, president of Liberty Development Company, in a statement.

LAKEWOOD, OH — The McKinley Place development project is being recognized by Smart Business magazine as one of the 2017 recipients of the Commercial Development Awards. The magazine describes the project as an inspiration to other communities.

The former site of the McKinley School had been vacant on Lakewood's west side for years prior to the project starting in 2015. The city wanted to facilitate development at the 3-acre site, hoping it would begin contributing to the city's tax base again.

n October 2015, Liberty Development began construction on a 40-unit attached townhome neighborhood at the site. Now, 33 units have been sold. The city speculates on its website that the development will add approximately $15 million to the city's tax base.

“McKinley Place complements the surrounding neighborhood while helping to fill an important housing need in Lakewood: first-floor living," said Lakewood Mayor Michael Summers in a statement. "This type of housing is an attractive option for both Millennials and empty-nesters alike.”

Smart Business says one of the challenges for the project was the curious shape of the parcel and the aesthetic demands of commercial-heavy Detroit Avenue and the existing residential neighborhood. With only seven units left in the townhomes, Liberty clearly found a model that worked.

“We are proud to be recognized for helping to build a new neighborhood that complements such an outstanding community. McKinley Place represents the best in public private partnership and our team at Liberty and our residents at McKinley feel fortunate to be part of Lakewood,” said Tom Kuluris, president of Liberty Development Company, in a statement.

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