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a.m. Rodriguez Company Associates Inc. – CMS Housing Inc.


600 River Avenue, Suite 207
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


One Canal Square Plaza, Suite 101
Akron, OH 44308

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Oxford Place

a.m. RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATES inc., The City of Canton and East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation are excited to announce a groundbreaking ceremony for the adaptive reuse of the former John H. Lehman High School (ca. 1920) to accommodate sixty-two (62) affordable senior apartments offering a mix of efficiency, 1- and 2-br units. The project has been closely coordinated with The City of Canton as one of their priority community revitalization projects.

The ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 pm April 27th 2021 at 1120 15th Street NW.

With the support of the City of Canton and the benefit of low-income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency and state historic tax credits from the Ohio Development Services Agency, all 62 units will be affordable to people whose incomes do not exceed 80% of area median income (AMI). One third of the units have projected rents that will target those whose income is 50% or less of AMI, with 7 units affordable at 30% AMI, 8 of which are for mobility or sensory impaired residents.

a.m. RODRIGUEZ ASSOCIATES inc. will coordinate the development activities with RDL Architects to ensure that the buildings maintain the architectural integrity and amenities admired at existing properties within their portfolio.

Oxford Place will be designed and built by an expert team of professionals with extensive experience in creating attractive, highly sustainable affordable housing that include RDL Architects, an architectural firm based out of Cleveland, Tober Construction Company, a Richfield based general contractor, and Cleveland based Naylor Wellman historic consultants. These firms represent established professionals with significant experience in the award-winning adaptive reuse of historic buildings into housing using Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and the State Historic Tax Credit programs.