Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Council President Kevin J. Kelley Dedicate Ozell A. Dobbins, Sr. Maintenance Center

Monday, October 23, 2017

$6.2 million facility sits on five acres in the Woodland Hills neighborhood

CLEVELAND – Mayor Frank G. Jackson today was joined by City Council President Kevin J. Kelley (Ward 13), Councilman Blaine A. Griffin (Ward 6), Councilman Ken Johnson (Ward 4), and several city officials for the name dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ozell Dobbins, Sr. Maintenance Center. View video from today’s event and additional facts about the complex. 

“Public service is an honorable profession that allows those who choose this line of work to have a lasting impact on the lives of our residents. That is why I am pleased to name this facility in honor of Commissioner Ozell Dobbins,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “He has served the City of Cleveland well for many decades. Naming this maintenance facility after Mr. Dobbins is one of the best ways I can think of to honor his many years of selfless service and dedication as a public servant.”

Council President Kevin J. Kelley said of Mr. Dobbins, “He was a close ally and advisor to me while he served on the City’s Board of Zoning Appeals and I will be forever grateful for all his wisdom and guidance.”

“A true public servant, Mr. Dobbins was the first African American Superintendent of Maintenance, and later the Commissioner of Parks Maintenance, and was integral in helping Cleveland become an All-American City,” said Michael Cox.

The dedication of this facility is a small token of our gratitude to Mr. Dobbins for his continued commitment to the City of Cleveland. 

About the Facility

This new complex that will house five operational Parks Maintenance units; the Vacant Property Maintenance from Platt and Johnson Station; the Parks Maintenance Unit from Luke Easter Park Station; the Data Entry and Vacant Property Protests Units from Harvard Yards; and as a part of the Division of Streets as a Salt Deployment Station.

The 30,000-square-foot complex sits on 5.4 acres. It costs $6.2 million, is designed as LEED Certified and energy efficient, can hold 50 maintenance vehicles and has a 150 vehicle parking lot. The facility also contains a salt dome with the capacity to store more than 2,000 tons of salt.

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