FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — Plans to renovate one among three outdated strip malls on Lorain Street in Fairview Park might convey an financial increase to town.
Leon Sampat, an area architect and proprietor of L S Architect, purchased the strip mall positioned between West 223rd and West 221st streets final yr.
“An actual property agent known as me to say, ‘Hey, now we have this property on the market, are you ?’ and I stated, ‘Completely,’” Sampat defined. “I noticed the worth in Fairview Park.”
The property homes a number of companies, together with Preppy Pet and Hylan Dental Care.
“A couple of third of the property was vacant and we have been capable of sort of present them a few of our visions of the property they usually agreed to signal some leases,” Sampat stated.
Sampat believes there’s a scarcity of actual property in Fairview Park as a result of outdated buildings. He hopes his $150,000 renovation plan will assist town appeal to extra companies and builders.
“I feel this is likely one of the final communities that’s inexpensive to redevelop. Proper now you bought Westlake and you bought Rocky River, that are sort of established. Fairview is simply getting established,” he stated. “I feel this can give much more alternative for companies to market their enterprise.”
The renovation plan consists of doubling the constructing’s dimension by including extending it eight ft, including new signage, awnings, lighting and new glass to make it extra power environment friendly.
Sampat hopes to start building within the spring.
Mayor Eileen Ann Patten tells Information 5 she’s excited concerning the venture.
“As I’m leaving workplace, this can be a nice send-off,” Patten stated.
Patton says the strip mall renovation is vital and useful as town works to determine a downtown buying district. She defined two different strip malls on Lorain Street are additionally within the technique of being circled.
“The entire bundle is coming collectively,” Patton stated.
Within the meantime, companies like Preppy Pet are wanting ahead to alter. Supervisor Tracy Spalich says they moved to Fairview Park due to the group’s help of small companies.
“We acquired in at a time that there’s adjustments occurring so the group has responded very effectively to us,” she stated.
Spalich says enterprise is sweet to this point, nevertheless it wasn’t once they first opened as a result of lack of curb attraction.
“The strip wanted numerous work inside and outside,” Spalich defined. “There have been those that simply essentially glided by and didn’t even know we have been right here.”
She says a contemporary and up to date look will assist enterprise.
“It helps us to maneuver ahead in a greater route while you’re working with a facility that’s updated and able to go,” Spalich stated.