Our firm has called MidTown Cleveland "home" for 25 years, and our involvement in planning for the district's future has spanned decades. Recent plans focus on transportation systems and the assembly of redevelopable parcels. The Euclid Avenue / East 55th Street Plan combines transportation network planning, large-scale redevelopment scenarios and public green space enhancements. Each initiatives aims to fill gaps along the streets, build synergy within the activity centers and increase the walkability of MidTown though linked green spaces - all with the purpose of defining and creating a meaningful and memorable identity for the Health-Tech Corridor.
A focal point of the plan is a new vision for the blocks surrounding the East 55th and Euclid Avenue intersection. Once the site of the Pennsylvania Passenger Rail Station and a hub of energy and excitement, a lack of investment surrounding the intersection has resulted in large tracts of vacant land. A new system of parks and public spaces integrated with public art upgrades to the railroad bridge, public transit stop improvements, a bike route, the renovated Agora Theater, new entertainment venues and realizable proposals help transform underutilized and blighted properties into valuable redevelopment opportunities. The neighborhood that will emerge from this vision will be an inspiring and active place that embodies the soul of a mixed-use Health-Tech Corridor business and entertainment district.
As our home, we at City Architecture have been active participants in MidTown's resurgence. Our team has led clean up days, planted gardens and painted fences - all in efforts to demonstrate and accentuate the best that MidTown has to offer. This "hands on" approach captures who we are - a committed studio that is willing to kick start initiatives with our own hard work, sweat...and dedication.