Step Up Downtown Cleveland


Downtown Cleveland is a residential neighborhood growing faster than any community in the State of Ohio and the Campus District is a large part of that growth. Downtown added nearly 3,000 new residents in the last census and is on track to add over 2,000 more residents over the next two years. Between 2010 and 2014, the Campus District alone added 900 units/beds of new housing.

To manage this growth and insure that the downtown neighborhoods offer the amenities needed for both residents and visitors, Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) carried out a comprehensive planning process with many stakeholders including Campus District, Inc. CDI assisted with their research through public surveys, setting up stakeholder focus groups, and promoting Campus District stakeholder participation in the interactive public meetings.

The Step Up Downtown plan pinpoints public realm improvements and other initiatives that will take Downtown Cleveland to the next level over the next 5-7 years.