Saint Luke’s Manor Receives National Preservation Honor Award
Cleveland’s Senior Housing Development Presented with National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation
Saint Luke’s Manor, a Pennrose property in Cleveland, Ohio, was recently awarded the National Trust/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation during the National Preservation Awards ceremony in Spokane, Washington on November 2nd. The National Preservation Awards are presented to individuals, non-profit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination breathe life into their communities through architectural and cultural preservation.
“Pennrose is proud to be the recipient of this award and to partner with Neighborhood Progress, Inc.,” said Pennrose Chairman and CEO, Richard K. Barnhart. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help with the Saint Luke’s restoration and give back to the senior community by providing them with affordable housing.”
Saint Luke’s Manor, previously known as St. Luke’s Hospital, is a 390,000 square foot building in downtown Cleveland built in 1927 and 1929. The hospital was vacated in 1999 and placed on the National Historic Register in 2005 for its significance as a local architectural landmark and for its contributions to the growth of the health care industry in Cleveland.
After sitting vacant for 12 years, Neighborhood Progress, Inc. and Pennrose reconstructed the building in 2011 and 2012 into 137 units of low-income rental housing for seniors and office space for local non-profit organizations. Saint Luke’s Manor is the landmark structure anchoring The Buckeye Neighborhood Plan, a 20-acre revitalization effort including a new public library, elementary school, market rate homeownership units and a renovated Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority train station.
“Thanks to this innovative public-private partnership, Saint Luke’s is once again serving as a vital center of community life in Cleveland,” said Stephanie Meeks, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The City of Cleveland, the Ohio Housing Finance Agency, the Ohio Department of Development, Enterprise Community Investment and PNC Bank funded the project with assistance from low income and federal and state historic tax credits.
Saint Luke’s Manor is located near Shaker Square and is easily accessible to downtown Cleveland’s shopping, dining and entertainment.
Co-recipients of the award are Artography Studios; City of Cleveland; Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.; Mistick Construction Company; Neighborhood Progress, Inc.; Ohio Development Services Agency; Ohio Housing Finance Agency; PNC Bank; and Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC.
With over 35 years of experience, Pennrose combines quality development and proven management to deliver exceptional lifestyle-centered living communities for its residents.
Whether developing its own properties or working with outside partners to manage and maintain an existing property, Pennrose has the superior knowledge and unparalleled dedication to get the job done right. Pennrose develops and operates both conventional and affordable communities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Alabama and Tennessee.