June 07, 2019

Sudanese Designer Malaz Elgemiabby on Ohio City Projects, Conflict in Sudan

Malaz Elgemiabby is designing a new welcome center in Ohio City. But her heart is with her family living in Sudan, where military forces reportedly killed dozens of pro-democracy protestors this week. Elgemiabby struggled to reach her family afterwards, but she heard of others reeling from the violence. “We’ve had people who have...

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May 06, 2019

Shaker Square Is Getting A Makeover: Here are the features we’d like to see make the final design

Gazing into Dave’s Market’s Shaker Square-facing windows, you expect to view tasty treats. Instead, you see the rump-side of shelving. “The vendors and offices do what’s best for them internally, and don’t necessarily think about how to leverage the square,” says Wayne Mortensen, director of design and development for Cleveland...

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April 25, 2019

Planners say removing Shaker Boulevard is the only way to transform Shaker Square

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Planners are now firmly in favor of re-routing Shaker Boulevard traffic around Shaker Square so its central green space can be enlarged. At public meetings Wednesday and Thursday, a design team gathered feedback on a plan that calls for removing the boulevard from the center of the 5.5-acre...

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April 25, 2019

Graffiti, trash an ongoing battle along Cleveland’s Red Line corridor

CLEVELAND — Ahead of the 2016 Republican National Convention, local civic and philanthropic organizations pooled together resources to beautify the Red Line corridor, including replacing graffiti with street art authored by renown artists. While the work of those artists remains, the graffiti, trash and debris has returned as Cleveland prepares...

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April 19, 2019

New public meetings on future of Shaker Square scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Planners are still questioning whether Shaker Square would be improved by removing Shaker Boulevard, the main drag that bisects the beloved but aging shopping center. On Wednesday and Thursday, designers working on a 21st century vision for the square will present their latest thinking on the boulevard and...

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