The Cleveland Foodbank hired Mark Horton as its Project Manager to shepherd them into a new era of its mission for Greater Cleveland. Built on the former Collinwood rail terminal as a State Brownfield Site using public agency funds and the extensive amount of corporate and private donations, elevated the accountability of the project team to a higher level.
In addition, the facility’s visibility on I-90 saw 150,000 cars a day drive past, so schedule delays could not occur. To meet the many demands, the “design-build” delivery model was chosen to provide the best balance between budget, schedule and quality. The state-of-the-art facility includes:
- Twenty shipping/receiving ports
- Massive coolers and freezers
- High bay rack storage system
- 9,500 sf commercial kitchen
- Modern office equipment
- Activity rooms for fund raising and telemarketing
The Cleveland Foodbank earned the distinction as the first commercial building in Greater Cleveland to earn LEED Certification from the USGBC. It continues to be a resounding success for all those served.