Developer to build on former Little Sisters of the Poor nursing home site in Warrensville Heights

Faye Kyzer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A developer plans to build on a 1 million square-foot site in Warrensville Heights, which was once home to a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Cannata Companies plans to create what it is calling the “Silverpoint” development on 15 acres in the 4200 block of Richmond Road, which is in the Chagrin Highlands area on the border of Warrensville Heights and Beachwood, fronting Interstate 271.

The plans involve building commercial space, apartments and parking, according to a news release from Cushman & Wakefield/CRESCO, which is marketing the property.

Cannata bought the property from the Little Sisters of the Poor in 2015 for $2.2 million. The Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of nuns which cares for the elderly poor, withdrew from running Sts. Mary and Joseph Home for the Aged in 2015. The facility later ran as Altercare at St. Joseph Center, which also closed.

Cannata plans to demolish the building by the end of the year. The Cuyahoga County Community Improvement Corporation in February recommended a $1 million loan for Cannata to clean up asbestos in the three-story building prior to demolition.

“Silverpoint is focused on attracting businesses and creating Ohio jobs in healthcare, financial services, technology and research & development sectors.” said Enzo Cannata, Silverpoint’s developer.

The site is close to Eaton’s headquarters and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center, along with restaurants, shops and hotels.

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