Friday, December 10, 2021

A large property near you may be ripe for a jail

A Cuyahoga County steering committee has supported this basic,
conceptual design of a new jail facility called the Cuyahoga County
Corrections Center. The big question now is where to put it. An request
for proposals was issued yesterday to help answer that question (JCESC).

It’s definitely an unusual move. Typically, when a government agency needs a property for a new facility, it does an alternatives analysis of all the properties that meet its criteria. It then ranks them according to that criteria and then pursues acquisition of their preferred property or properties. If that doesn’t work out, the agency pursues its second favorite site. And so on.

Not Cuyahoga County. Instead of approaching owners of big, development-ready sites for its sprawling integrated Cuyahoga County Corrections Center (CCCC), the county wants you to come to them.


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