CLEVELAND, Ohio – A developer plan to add 30 new apartments in two buildings on both sides of an inclined industrial road on the southern end of the Duck Island section of Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood.

The “Cooper Flats” buildings will include 18 apartments in one building on one side of Willey Avenue, with 12 additional units in a building across the road. The winding industrial roadway, which also includes the Fairmount Creamery building and Cleveland Animal Protective League to the northeast, is one of several ways residents can travel between Duck Island and what many consider the main section of Tremont.

Developer Matt Berges, who has built housing throughout Duck Island, sees the cluster of apartments as an opportunity to better connect the area to the rest of Tremont .

“It’s helping to link our efforts in Duck Island down to the connection point in Tremont,” he said.

He hopes to break ground next year and have the units available for leasing by 2022. Berges owns one of the parcels, while the Cleveland Land Bank owns the other. Some of the units will be affordable housing, while others will be market rate, and Berges said he envisions the 536-square-foot units to rent for between $850 and $1,100 a month.

The ground floor units are set to have small patios, while the larger building is designed to have an opening so residents and guests can walk under it toward the back.

Architect Westleigh Harper presented the plans Friday to the Cleveland City Planning Commission. Commission members unanimously approved the designs for the plans. The project stills need final approval before construction can begin.

Commission members seemed to embrace the idea, though. Chairman David Bowen called the project “very exciting,” while commission member Charles Slife, the councilman for Ward 17, praised the

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After weeks of uproar from local residents, plans to change the development on Mitchell Island have been temporarily put on hold by the Howard Hughes Corp.

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