Shoreway Commerce Park

The Shoreway Industrial Park is a nearly 30-acre parcel that was once home to the truck manufacturer White Motors before its bankruptcy more than thirty years ago.  Since the company’s closure, the condition of the surrounding neighborhoods has eroded, having one of the highest unemployment rates and lowest per capita incomes in the state.This project rehabilitated 450,000 SF of existing buildings and remediated 17 acres of land to create the optimal venue for a world class distribution, warehouse and logistics industrial park.

Project Partners: City of Cleveland; Cuyahoga County; Fifth Third CDC; National Development Council; PNC; State of Ohio

Project Details

Completed 2011
Location 842 E 79th Street; St. Clair - Superior Neighborhood
Project Type Industrial; Rehab
Program 450,000 SF commercial
Sponsor First Interstate Properties, Ltd.
CDA Investment $6.235 million NMTC allocation from CNMIF II
Total Project Costs $20.4 million
Community Demographics Poverty Rate: 41%
Median Income: 28.3%
Unemployment Rate: 34.3%


  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The developer committed to construction participation goals for Minority, Female, and Cleveland Small Businesses (MBE/FBE/CSB) as well as minority, female, and City of Cleveland resident workers.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Outcomes

    The project remediated a Brownfield site for a productive use.

  • Job Creation

    The initial project created 12 construction jobs and 40 permanent jobs.