Smart Growth Community Excellence Award, Urban Development Proposal
Honor Award for Urban Design and Planning - Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Best Urban / Infill Development Award -Home Builders Association Cleveland Choice Award
Downtown Development Award - Downtown Cleveland Alliance
The Avenue District Neighborhood is comprised of a series of four urban sites that previously housed surface parking lots. City Architecture led a planning process to study and determine the sites' highest and best land uses. The resulting development rediscovers the potential of these 10 acres through their conversion into a 10-story mixed-use apartment building, townhouses, ground floor commercial spaces, parking garages, green spaces, and new streets. The Avenue District plan has been designed to support a wide variety of highly attractive housing that will be constructed as part of a uniquely enjoyable downtown mixed-use environment. Streetscape reconfigurations and enhancements complement the urban environment and completely redefine the once "uncrossable" East 12th Street. The 140' right-of-way now includes on-street parking, bike lanes and wide sidewalks to promote interaction and activities. Public Art elements, including custom fencing and paving patterns, highlight outdoor "living rooms" and highlight the Avenue District as a downtown residential neighborhood.