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Myers University
Cleveland, Ohio
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Myers University Exterior photo of the Myers University.

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Myers University Ball Room.

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Myers University Myers University Auxiliary Ballroom.

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Myers University Myers University Library.

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Myers University Interior photo of the parlor at Myers University.

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Myers University Fireplace Room.

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Myers University Cupola Room.

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project info

Firm's Responsibilities: Construction Management - Conversion of former Stager-Beckwith Mansion (a.k.a.) The University Club) into administrative offices, educational facilities, and culinary school/ballroom facilities for Myers University.

Total Development Cost: $10.6 million

Location: 3813 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

Building Size: 66,000 sf Renovation

Project Length: 18 month Construction Schedule

Completion Date: February 2005

Owner: Stager-Beckwith LLC

Tenants: Stager-Beckwith LLC

Primary Use: University offices & Classrooms, four conference rooms, library, ballroom, dining rooms and full-service kitchen

Funding Sources: Empowerment
Zone Bonds - $5 million
Federal Historic Tax Credits - $1 million
Façade Easement - $300,000
Conservation Easement - $3.2 million
First Mortgage - $2,225,000
Second Mortgage - $4,450,000

The renovation of the historic Stager-Beckwith Mansion on Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row provides a new Conference Center, Administrative Offices, Sports Center, Classrooms and President’s Living Quarters for the former Myers University within the 60,000 sf building.

MCM was closely involved with the University Boards to secure historic tax credits and conservation easement equity. MCM assisted in structuring a financing package to utilize Cleveland Empowerment Zone loans. MCM’s ability to manage and work within a public, private and institutional partnership was a key factor to the project’s success.

The preservation of the historical fabric challenged the Team when renovating and updating this 140 year old building. All preservation guidelines were carefully met while achieving the installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructures. In addition to the challenges often found in a historic restoration, MCM successfully managed the multiple parties involved on the project, including Board Members and public and private institutional partnerships.