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Lakewood’s First Habitat Home Taking Shape

The walls of the arts-and-crafts-style bungalow at 2070 Dowd Avenue — the same address of a home deemed a “persistent blight” and demolished in 2009 — are all up.

Lakewood’s First Habitat Home Taking Shape

Construction is well under way on an energy-efficient, 1600-square-feet .

It's beginning to look like a home.

The walls of the arts-and-crafts-style bungalow at  — the same address of a home deemed a “persistent blight” and  — are all up.

The project is moving along smoothly, after officials hosted a "wall-raising ceremony" last month.

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity will oversee the construction of the four-bedroom, 1600-square-feet home.

But this isn’t your mother’s Habitat for Humanity.

The home will use 50 percent less energy than its Birdtown neighbors, and the architectural style is aimed at “blending in” with the neighborhood.

The home is expected to be "move-in ready" by March.

Second Habitat home construction to begin soon

There’s another Habitat home set for construction this summer.

That project, at 1549 Lakewood Avenue, the site of a former apartment complex deemed a “nuisance” by the city and , is expected to begin soon.

The project on Lakewood Avenue — the land originally considered for a new pocket park — is expected to have a similar design.

Among the few differences, the Lakewood Avenue home would have a wrap-around porch and a larger lot.

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