Woodhill Station West brings new housing options to Cleveland residents.
The Community Builders Woodhill Station West brings new housing options to Cleveland residents.

An empty lot has been transformed into a 120-unit affordable housing development in Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood.

Woodhill Station West, featuring 42 one-, 62 two-, and 16 three-bedroom units, is the first phase of the larger Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood transformation plan.The city of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), and The Community Builders (TCB) are partners in the effort along with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“The Community Builders is thrilled to open the doors at Woodhill Station West, marking the completion of the first phase of the Woodhill Homes transformation. This milestone brings 120 quality homes to individuals and families, making Cleveland’s Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood even stronger,” said George Tabit, regional vice president of real estate development for TCB.

TCB Community Life staff members work on-site to connect residents to opportunity in six areas: workforce development, asset building, community engagement, youth development, education, and health and wellness.

Woodhill Station West includes 90 replacement homes for existing Woodhill residents and is located across from the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Woodhill-Buckeye train station.

In 2021, HUD awarded a $35 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant to CMHA and the city to support the Buckeye-Woodhill Transformation Plan. With the help of more than 200 collaborative and community partners, CMHA, the city, and TCB are leading the transformation and revitalization of Woodhill Homes and the surrounding Buckeye-Woodhill community.

In April 2023, HUD awarded a $10 million Choice Neighborhoods Supplemental Funding Grant to further support the development of replacement housing in conjunction with the transformation plan.

The overall redevelopment, which is taking place in six phases, will include approximately 638 homes and public amenities such as outdoor gathering spaces, recreational fields, and playgrounds.

The $46.4 million Woodhill Station West is made possible in part with financing provided to TCB under federal and state low-income housing tax credits. Key financial participants include HUD, the city of Cleveland, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, and Lument. Marous Brothers Construction led construction of Woodhill Station West with design by City Architecture.