The Avenue District

our approach

Leading Thoughtful Design

We develop innovative ideas through objective, inclusive public conversations and planning efforts

  • Assemble and lead teams of local, national and international experts
  • Organize, convene, and oversee grassroots efforts to engage stakeholders and build consensus
  • Incorporate sustainable features, such as green infrastructure, renewable energy, and pedestrian-friendly urban design, and overseeing green certification of neighborhoods and buildings
  • Integrate stakeholder concerns into design process and address them within final product
  • Connect the public, government, and design teams

Creating Vibrant Places

We improve Cleveland's neighborhoods through public art, sustainable building, and dynamic programming

  • Design, build, and maintain vibrant neighborhoods, art installations, parks, playgrounds, greenspaces, and public places
  • Program places with free educational, arts, and cultural events
  • Spur economic investment, development, and growth
  • Increase surrounding property values

Promoting Public Spaces

We advocate, fundraise, educate, and provide resources to help create vibrant, textured places

  • Advocate with developers and public officials to incorporate the highest level of public space design into all projects
  • Market green neighborhoods that have achieved high levels of sustainability
  • Build and leverage relationships
  • Serve as steward for projects by transcending politics and personal agendas
  • Fundraise for projects and fill gaps in resources
Warehouse District Anthology : W. 6th Street City of Cleveland Streetscape

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Warehouse District Anthology : W. 6th Street City of Cleveland Streetscape

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April 18, 2014

A near-finished plan for the radical makeover of Public Square needs cash to become reality

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