Though the Urban Redevelopment Authority board did not have a particularly busy agenda at its October meeting, much of the business at hand involved initiatives in the city’s East End, particularly with respect to housing.

Now that a subdivision has been completed on one parcel, the board approved selling the former Detective Building on N. Euclid Avenue and part of that subdivision to Schoolhouse Electric & Supply for $250,000.

“The property contains a land area of approximately 26,700 square feet,” said Authority Acting Director Robert Rubinstein. “The Detective Building is a four-floor structure, with a usable basement and a total of approximately 35,600 square feet.”

The redevelopment plan for the building, initially approved in April, includes a basement distribution space, ground-floor retail and coffee shop, and second- through fourth-floor creative office space. The renovated building is also planned to contain a design library and community space. The estimated cost of construction is $6,989,780.

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