We have some great events planned for January 28th!
COVENTRY PEACE CAMPUS PROJECT UPDATES
LATEST UPDATE AS OF 6:00 AM THURSDAY, JAN. 6
The Heights Libraries Board’s abrupt rejection of the Coventry PEACE Campus agreement that it previously embraced caught us off guard, and left us little time to respond before the holidays. Please be assured, we have not given up. Here is what we can tell you at this point:
- The tenants have not made any decisions regarding their future in the building
- Nancy Levin’s comments to the press have contributed to misunderstandings about CPC’s lease
- Under the long-term lease that should have begun on Jan. 1, the Library would have collected $225,000 in “rent” as well as having ALL expenses covered
- We plan to hold a public meeting to talk about all of this
- We are disappointed, but as far as we’re concerned, this is not over
One of the best ways in which you can help us is to add your name to our list of people who support our Coventry PEACE Project.
If you believe in the Coventry PEACE Campus Project, and the organizations we support, please add your name to our supporters list. By sharing with our community the names of those who want to see this project carried forward, you can inspire others to join us, too.
We have a selection of spaces of varying sizes available to rent to nonprofit businesses. They range in size from small, private offices to large, open spaces with soaring ceilings that are over 5,000 sq. ft. Contact us today to set up a tour.
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus – the heART of collaboration.
Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus in Cleveland Heights is a unique arts, education, recreation and community service hub that is home to the Coventry P.E.A.C.E. Park & Playground and a diverse array of nonprofit organizations: Lake Erie Ink, FutureHeights, Reaching Heights, ARTFUL, Cleveland Heights – University Heights Teachers’ Union, Building Bridges Arts Collaborative, Art Acts Studio, Singers’ Club of Cleveland and Grace Communion Cleveland. These groups are housed in the former Coventry School building, which was part of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District. Since 2018, the building and six-acre property have been owned by Heights Libraries, whose Coventry branch is also part of the campus.
Coventry PEACE, Inc. provides a sustainable, supportive and collaborative facility for organizations that offer artistic and educational opportunities and community services for residents of the Heights and Greater Cleveland.
For over 100 years, the corner of Coventry Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard in Cleveland Heights has served as a diverse educational and gathering spot for our community. We are launching a “$100,000 for 100 years” fundraising campaign to support the Coventry Peace Campus Project to build on this tradition and provide stability for this corner for another 100 years.
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What is Coventry PEACE Campus?
When the school district sought to divest itself from the former Coventry Elementary School building in 2017, leaving its future uncertain, the leaders of all the tenant organizations and a broad base of community supporters came together in a grassroots movement to propose ways to preserve and grow the thriving culture and service ecosystem that had organically taken root there. From this effort, the Coventry PEACE Campus came into being. Coventry P.E.A.C.E., Inc. is the non-profit overseeing the maintenance, sustainability, renovation and development of the Coventry PEACE Building, which houses several local nonprofits. It is our goal to provide an accessible, sustainable, more efficient, and affordable home for these nonprofits, and to attract new organizations to the building.