Gordan Priemer Interview, 24 July 2007

Gordon Priemer, president of Heartland Developers, discusses his company's role in the redevelopment of Cleveland's Midtown Corridor. The company has been involved with the Midtown area on and off for over thirty five years (as of interview date), working to develop and redevelop commercial and residential housing in the Midtown area. He gives key insight to the philosophy behind his company and the overall redevelopment of the Midtown Corridor. He mentions particular buildings the company has developed (commercial and residential) and what type of buildings they look for when deciding how they choose development projects. He explains why the Midtown Corridor is a viable market place for developers and the importance of residential housing as it pertains to the growth of the area. Other topics include the advantages of living in the area and the challenges Midtown faces as it redevelops.

Participants: Priemer, Gordan (interviewee) / Hons, Justin (interviewer)
Collection: Midtown Cleveland
Institutional Repository: Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection

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Midtown Cleveland

In 2007, the Center was contacted by MidTown Cleveland, a community development organization dedicated to revitalizing Cleveland’s Midtown Corridor. Together, the Center and MidTown Cleveland worked to locate business owners, developers, activists, clergy, and residents with ties to the area. Center staff then conducted a number of oral history interviews, each of which tells a story about the area’s rich history and prospects for the future.