County commissioner proposes possible Medical Mart site

10:41 AM, May 20, 2008   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- One county commissioner is proposing a new possible site for the Medical Mart. Tim Hagan fears rising construction costs may make the project price tag higher than the $400 million available. Now, a committee is going to check out the corner of East 55th Street and Chester Avenue. Council members got briefed on the deal and sites. Negotiator Fred Nance downplayed buzz that the Forest City site behind Tower City may be a lock because they're offering a $1 a year lease on the Higbee Building. Council wants to make sure the project does not hurt the IX Center and that city workers at the present convention center are protected. A public hearing is scheduled Thursday between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to discuss sites. The hearing will be held at the Center for Families and Children at 4500 Euclid Avenue.


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