Superior Initiative

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Superior Gatherings

Superior Gatherings are neighborhood get togethers held on the last Wednesday of every month in different locations around the Northern Campus District. The gatherings are an opportunity for neighbors to share a meal, get to know one another, share ideas, and take action on neighborhood projects.

Banner Up!

The Banner Up! project brought artists living and working in studios on Superior Avenue and men living in the emergency homeless shelter at 2100 Lakeside Avenue together to create the art featured on 50+ banners along Superior Avenue.

The community raised over $9,000 from its online CrowdRise campaign from over 90 individual and business donors to match a Neighborhood Connections grant to make the project a reality. Watch the video here: Banner Up!


 Superior Streetscape Team

This truly grassroots project started when a resident expressed concern over the state of public art on Superior Ave. Additional residents rallied to the cause and met with Land Studio and the City Architect's office to see what could be done. It was decided to address the public art in the scope of the entire streetscape, and the Streetscape Team was formed. Campus District has received funding from the Dominion Foundation and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to transform Superior Ave. tree lawns into luscious gardens. 

The 2015 landscaping project brought together CSU students, artists, and people experiencing homelessness to successfully transform public space. In 2016 the group continued their beautiful work and as they teamed up with women from the Northeast Regional Correctional Center.

Shaping and Sharing Superior : A Guide to Neighborhood Action

Campus District is worked with Kent State University Urban Design Collaborative  and area residents to create a collection of neighborhood improvement projects.

Campus District convened neighborhood stakeholders to generate ideas on the topics of safety and comfort, art and identity, creating welcoming space for interaction, and programming. Ideas from these visioning sessions then informed a Guidebook called “Shaping + Sharing the Superior Arts District: A Neighborhood Action Guide”. CDI and residents will use the guide to implement future projects.