Give Your Opinions on Concepts for Euclid Avenue Bridge at Community Meeting
Campus District/DCA business development specialist Jazmyn Blockson and CPP Chief James Ferguson discuss possible lighting solutions for the Euclid Ave bridge over the Innerbelt.
by Jazmyn Blockson
You may not know that Campus District shares the service area between the Innerbelt and E. 30th Street with MidTown Cleveland. Located in this shared area is J&M Real Estate Advisors, a well-established development and property management firm, led by J. Gordon Priemer. Recently, Priemer purchased the vacant office building next door to his operations at 2828 Euclid Avenue. The building is currently being renovated into student housing in Downtown Cleveland called Innerbelt Lofts.
The adaptive reuse of 2828 Euclid Avenue will likely mean more students from Cleveland State University (CSU) across the Euclid Avenue bridge over the Innerbelt where there are no streetlights on the bridge to guide people crossing the structure. And the sound of cars whizzing below on the highway can be intimidating at night. Consequently, Campus District and Midtown engaged Behnke Landscape Architecture to develop concepts of bridge treatments that will enhance safety and walkability. Staff from Campus District, Midtown, CSU, Ohio Department of Transportation District 12, J&M Real Estate Advisors, and Cleveland Public Power participated in the early planning process. The next steps are to hold a community meeting to get opinions from residents and businesses on the initial concepts and then apply for funding to develop the final design and implement the improvements.
A Community Meeting will be held on November 30, 2016 at 6:00pm at 2828 Euclid Ave. Pizza will be served.
Campus District’s business development specialist, Jazmyn Blockson recently met with Chief James Ferguson of CPP to identify solutions that would add lighting to the bridge. Two flood lights will be put in place to solve the light issue for now. Join us at the community meeting to see the enhancement designs and give your opinion. Please RSVP to Jazmyn Blockson at JBlockson@downtowncleveland.com.