Bibb’s administration will buy the historic ArtCraft building on Superior Avenue and turn it into the city’s new police headquarters.
CLEVELAND. The Cleveland City Council has approved Mayor Justin Bibb’s plan to turn the historic ArtCraft building on Superior Avenue into the city’s police headquarters.
Last month, Bibb requested council permission to purchase a site at 2530 Superior Avenue from real estate developer TurnDev to convert it into a planned $90 million Cleveland Police Department headquarters. The $90 million price tag includes the cost of the property, new equipment and furniture, the developer’s fee, and all costs associated with the design and construction of the facility.
Ownership of the building will transfer to the City of Cleveland upon completion of renovations in early 2025.
In November, Bibb announced that his administration had selected the ArtCraft building as its preferred location for police headquarters, out of six proposals considered. The city says the 250,000-square-foot building could be converted into a “world-class home” for the Cleveland Police Department (CDP), while saving about $40 million over all construction costs. originally proposed section of the Corridor of Opportunity.
The City also says the ArtCraft site selection will speed up delivery times, moving CDP to its new headquarters 18 to 24 months before the Corridor of Opportunity site is ready.
Police chiefs told 3News that their operations are dispersed throughout the city, with the new headquarters intended to unify the department.
“We have multiple offices in the Justice Center,” Cleveland Police Deputy Chief Dorothy Todd explained during an ArtCraft event last month. “We want to bring everyone together and give everyone the opportunity to act the way we should be, instead of being scattered.”
You can see current views of the inside and outside of the ArtCraft building, as well as a render released last month, below: