Studio West 117 Secures $4 Million Grant From the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program

LAKEWOOD, OH – Studio West 117 is thrilled to announce that it has received a $4 million grant from the State of Ohio’s Brownfield Remediation Program for cleanup, remediation, demolition, and infrastructure work on its development sites.

“Projects on urban infill sites require a huge amount of resources to properly clean up and prepare for new development. These funds will enable the Studio West 117 project to move forward with its vision of creating a new ecosystem for Cleveland’s LGBTQ+ community” said Studio West 117 co-developers, Daniel Budish & Betsy Figgie.

The award will be used for the abatement of asbestos, environmental remediation, and selective demolition work among other things to enable the renovation of the Fieldhouse and Phantasy Entertainment Complex and to prepare for the new construction project on the former National Tire and Battery site.

About Studio West 117

Founded in 2019, Studio West 117 is a collection of inclusive and affirming spaces that are dedicated to helping connect and support the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in Cleveland. In addition to a remarkable collection of nightlife, entertainment, shopping and dining, this area is the ultimate destination for members of the community to open a business, connect with needed services and foster creativity. When complete, Studio West 117 will be over 300,000 square feet of reimagined real estate on the Lakewood/Cleveland border.


Read the State’s Announcement