CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State University is embarking on a $50 million housing-retail complex that it calls the city's largest residential development in more than 30 years.
The groundbreaking Wednesday marks another step in Cleveland State's drive to develop student housing and shed a commuter-school image.
The project will include nine buildings on nearly seven acres with shops, restaurants and 300 apartments meant to attract young professionals, professors, alumni and students.
The project is scheduled for completion in phases in 2012 and 2013.
The project is a public-private partnership with Polaris Real Estate Equities.
The Associated Press