Euclid Avenue Bridge Community Meeting Generates New Ideas
Campus District, Inc. and MidTown Cleveland, Inc. held a community meeting to share and discuss designs with community members to enhance the Euclid Avenue Bridge. In addition to residents and business owners, representatives from the Cleveland Police Department, Cleveland City Planning, and Cleveland State University were also in attendance.
This past week, Campus District, Inc. and Midtown Cleveland, Inc. hosted a community meeting to address the Euclid Avenue bridge over the Innerbelt. The bridge is extremely dark at night because the streetlights were taken down during the Euclid Corridor project in 2008 and never replaced. Campus District and MidTown have been working to develop enhancements ideas for the bridge to better serve local pedestrians who cross it daily to get to school and work.
With funding from Campus District and Midtown, Behnke Landscape Architecture created a number of conceptual designs to improve the lighting conditions and add public art on the bridge. The group liked the enhancement designs and had additional ideas about lighting solutions.
The project has received a $12,500 grant from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress so far and Campus District and Midtown are seeking help from the City and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency in raising additional funding.