Students divided into teams and spent the first month of the semester envisioning uses for the house and its neighboring vacant lots that would have the greatest possible community impact. They were encouraged to reach out to Cleveland organizations who might be interested in eventually purchasing the house for their own.
The four programs pitched at the February review were a community garden/teaching kitchen; a bicycle co-op; refugee housing; and a house inspired by the neighborhood's Slovenian heritage.
Students began demolition in mid-June, first dismantling the existing garage structure and then gutting the interior. Much of the wood will be salvaged for the new interior.