Bay’s Village Green Contract to GroundWorks Land Design

An exciting plan for central Bay Village is the coming Village Green Project which will occupy the greenspace between the library and City Hall.

City Council has been in receipt of bids for work. The one recommended by Infrastructure Manager Curtis Krakowski is with Ground Works Land Design. City Council reports that GroundWorks, a Bay Village company headed by Bay High grad Tony Nasrallah, has earned a favorable reputation as a vendor for the Cleveland Metroparks and the Huntington Reservation fire pit.

The recommendation by City Council is to approve the bid of GroundWorks Land Design, the low bidder in the amount of $549,542.35 for the Village Green project.

The Village Green was recommended in the citywide master plan completed by the city and the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission in 2016, as part of the plan’s vision for “creating a more vibrant village center.”  The city has been working toward implementing the recommendations in that plan, including the Safe Routes to School program, mixed-use zoning overlay, and the bike lanes on Wolf Road.

Now that the library is complete, the Village Green will provide a much-needed connector for the area.

Mayor Koomar, upon the request of City Council President, Clark, provided the sources of funding for the Village Green Project. These include $100,000 from State Capital, $50,000 from The Village Foundation, $50,000 from the county, a pending donation from Kiwanis, and a pending NatureWorks grant in the amount of $130,000. Service Director Liskovec stated that upon approval construction would begin in the fall with completion in the spring.

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