925 set to send East 9th and Euclid into the stratosphere

At a private press function held this week, Avi Greenbaum, a partner of the Florida based
Hudson Holdings, announced the
company’s plans for the staggering 1.4 million-square-foot
925 Building
(formerly the Huntington Building). It all started on a romantic note.
“The moment we walked into this building, we fell in love,” said Greenbaum.
Now Hudson intends to open this magnificent space to Cleveland and the world, with the breathtaking 61,000-square-foot lobby
as the centerpiece.
“We want to activate this lobby so everyone in downtown Cleveland wants to use it: for meetings, for a drink, to come and relax,
to stay,” said Greenbaum of a space that’s been closed to the public for years. “We’re looking forward to making this building as
lively as it once was.”
In order to do so, Hudson intends to pour $280 million into the 925. Initial plans include 550 hotel-style
apartments, 400,000
square feet of office space, a 300-room
flagged high-end
hotel, 200,000 square feet of banquet/retail/conference space as well
as a host of dining, lounge and club options in the building’s unique areas, from the fascinating vaults to the airy penthouse
ballroom and rooftop. Parts of the building will hopefully be available to host events for the 2016 Republican National
Convention. The full build-out is tentatively slated for completion in 2018.