Group Plan Public Input: The Mall
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Group Plan Public Input: The Mall

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About the Work

The public input phase for the Mall designs took place from March 4th - March 24th.  Thank you for sharing your ideas! Stay tuned for updates as we review your feedback and share it with the designers. 

The above images offer a look into the current phase of the design process for the Group Plan. In order to fulfill both the vision of the Group Plan and the needs and desires of the public, we ask that you take a moment to give your feedback on the downtown enhancements and select an option presented for the Mall activity amenities. The input we receive will be reviewed by our design team and cataloged for use in the development of this plan.  

Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you think!

How It Started

World-class cities have a number of defining characteristics, foremost is the presence of inspiring public spaces that enliven neighborhoods and drive their success and development. In 1903 Cleveland’s leadership embraced this concept with the formation of the Group Plan Commission led by three renowned city planning and architectural visionaries: Daniel Burnham, John Carrère, and Arnold Brunner. The results spurred the momentum of a downtown renaissance that redefined Cleveland. Today their efforts still serve as the framework for a large area of downtown Cleveland.

One hundred and ten years later, Cleveland is again offered a once in a generation opportunity to reinvent itself as roughly two billion dollars are being invested in downtown revitalization projects such as the Medical Mart and Convention Center, Public Square, the Horseshoe Casino and the Flats East Bank development. In response to the unique opportunity to provide the city with a comprehensive vision to this focused period of change, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson created a new Group Plan Commission in 2010. The Commission is not only tasked with redefining the Mall space affected by the Convention Center renovation, but to also look at all of downtown holistically, to re-envision, rebuild, reconnect and reactivate the public spaces and streets that link key assets of downtown, both existing and in the process of being created. 

The Group Plan Commission is currently leading a process to fulfill Cleveland’s commitment to a sustainable, healthy city, to provide amenities that focus on both residents and visitors, and to strengthen and reconnect to what is already successful and thriving in downtown as new construction proceeds. Bringing people and projects together through these great public spaces can spur another renaissance for our city, county and larger region.

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Downtown Cleveland
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Rick Grover 10 months ago

I would really like to see greenery, sculpture, and water space as those things attract people to linger, sit, add density and excitement to the area. That is what downtown needs - care and attractiveness.

brian taylor 1 year ago

Sounds great/green! maybe sculptures w/ holes, showing armatures & frames. Or sculptures that are drawings, just lines of metal. Flat shapes overhead w/ 20% holes make dappled shadows. Umbrella roofs for rain.A carousel! Benches w/ bronze people reading! Pairs of wings so people can stand in front & get photos taken w/ their wings! Google 'Campus Martius' in Detroit - beautiful!!

Someone who lives downtown 1 year ago

Our city totally lacks a realistic thriving downtown enviroment. It is beyond the natural limitations of not having a thriving culture or economy. The links are more acute to not having public places and areas to thrive. Placing everyone in corporate, or even comerse driven super spectacles just pushes all our mentalities even further down the poll. Deeper into the money pit.

james simon 1 year ago

A wonderful ambitious undertaking! As a public artist/sculptor -I love the ancient and modern cities in the world -were you often see sculpture as an integrated part of city's architecture and design.I think various freestanding sculpture elements would add something extra special to your design-On the streets-in the green spaces and playgrounds-bringing a kind of human personality and imagination to the different space-complimenting and energizing your concepts--regards James Simon

Nina 1 year ago

I think this is a great idea, having more green space in the downtown area is definitely something that would draw me there. However, I think that in addition to art, having the mall be a communal space for city events and a concert series would draw in a large crowd--for that, I imagine you'd need some sort of staging area too. Another reservation I have about the downtown area is parking. Are there lots or metered spaces for commuters who want to visit this space? Or will there be more of an emphasis on the use of public transportation to access the mall? I guess that issue would better be raised with transit authority. But I do think that Cleveland needs a strategic plan that both beautifies its downtown space and betters its public transportation system as to encourage residents to both visit downtown and use public transportation to get there!

Derek 1 year ago

I love the plans for Rockwell and for covering up the garages that face the lake. I really like that Fort Huntington and Willard park are connected. The big shade trees everywhere would be awesome! I'm not a huge fan of crushed gravel though. It starts to spill over onto other surfaces, and I cannot ride my bike or sit on it. Not a deal breaker, but I'd rather see pavers.

Nacho Zamora 1 year ago

How about the creation of a series of public art installations that integrate solar power to develop a public function? In Solar Artworks we promote this kind of public art, working with international designers. Let's talk!

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