July 19, 2019

Big progress announced for Irishtown Bend stabilization and future park with skyline views

CLEVELAND, Ohio – A project to stabilize the Irishtown Bend hillside and create a new park on top of it with spectacular views of the downtown skyline and the Cuyahoga River is gaining money and momentum. On Friday, the board of the ClevelandCuyahoga County Port Authority awarded a contract not to...

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July 15, 2019

Success of Market Avenue pop-up park shows need for green space

As soon as officials with Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) began pulling furniture off the truck earlier this month, the crowds started to gather. By the time they were finished, the new Market Avenue pop-up park was bustling with activity, and it hasn’t stopped since. “They were pulling picnic tables off the...

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July 07, 2019

Shaker Square plan offers bold solutions, but real work has only begun

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The new plan for the future of Shaker Square, the historic but shabby 1920s shopping center and 5-acre civic space on Cleveland’s East Side, tries to tackle two of the toughest issues facing American cities. One is whether public space should cater more to pedestrians rather than automobiles....

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July 05, 2019

Cleveland has a playground desert in the heart of Downtown

CLEVELAND — There are plenty of activities for children in downtown Cleveland over the next few days, with Major League Baseball’s Play Ball Park and free summer activities at Public Square. But for children living downtown, there are fewer options for places to play on a daily basis. There are no...

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July 03, 2019

Shaker Square plan adds green space with Shaker Boulevard realignment

Organizations working to redesign Shaker Square showed their refined plan for the Cleveland business district to more than 200 people during a public meeting June 30 at Atlas Cinemas. The design, which is not necessarily final, calls for a realignment of Shaker Boulevard that would direct east-west traffic around the perimeter...

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