Initiatives encompass a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from small-scale community endeavors to large-scale transformational efforts.
These initiatives are purposeful actions undertaken to address specific needs or goals within our neighborhood. They are the heart of our work, representing our commitment to enhancing the community's well-being, prosperity, and vibrancy. From organizing local events and revitalizing public spaces to implementing economic development strategies and advocating for positive change, our initiatives span various sectors, from arts and culture to sustainability and education.
To gain a better understanding of the multitude of projects we're involved in, check out this comprehensive list of initiatives that we're currently working on. Each initiative contributes to our overarching mission of fostering a thriving and inclusive neighborhood, making a tangible difference in the lives of our residents and stakeholders.
Neighborhood Vision Plan
The MidTown Neighborhood Vision Plan is a place-based, holistic, living neighborhood plan representing a guiding vision of the people, places, organizations, and built environment that will further connect the MidTown neighborhood physically and socially.
MidTown Historic District
E. 66th Street
Carnegie Master Plan
A collaborative effort between MidTown, the City of Cleveland, BioEnterprise, and the Cleveland Foundation to bring a cluster of growing health-tech and high-tech companies to a 1,600 acre area linking downtown and University Circle.
Equitable Housing Report
AsiaTown Advisory Committee
In collaboration with St. Clair Superior Development Corp, the AsiaTown Advisory Committee provides community-based insight into planning and placemaking efforts by the supporting CDCs. For more information, contact Karis Tzeng.
The MidTown Banner Program highlights the organizations in and around the neighborhood in order to welcome, inform and create a sense of place. The banners are installed on lightpoles located along some of the city's most well-traveled corridors. For more information, contact Rhea Doria.
MidTown creates opportunities to build a stronger community, holding networking events and happy hours, block club meetings, the Chomp food truck event, volunteer days, community clean-ups, and pitch nights. For more information, contact Rhea Doria.
MidTown assists developers and property owners with services ranging from site selection, market analysis, design consultation, capital stack assembly, public space integration, city entitlements, leasing, and marketing. For more information, contact Ashley Shaw.
MidTown helps residents, employees, and organizations in the neighborhood solve a full spectrum of issues – feel free to contact us about code enforcement, public infrastructure, loans and investment capital, connections to neighbors, customers, connections to City Hall and city assistance or resources, employment needs, real estate concerns, and zoning questions. If we can’t help you, we’ll find someone who can. Contact Carm Kelly and she’ll route your inquiry.
A collaborative effort between MidTown, the City of Cleveland, BioEnterprise, and the Cleveland Foundation to bring a cluster of growing health-tech and high-tech companies to a 1,600 acre area linking downtown and University Circle. The HTC works to attract businesses, connect them to the real estate and resources they need to grow, facilitate real estate development for businesses at all stages, tell the stories of the dynamic businesses in the area, and develop a sense of community. The Health-Tech Corridor project manager and director are part of the MidTown staff. For more information, contact Ashley Shaw.
Visit HTC Website here
Hire Local is an initiative to connect residents with MidTown employment opportunities supported by wrap-around services in the MidTown neighborhood. This initiative includes the development of a Hire Local strategy with workforce development partners and a MidTown-focused job board with local opportunities. For more information, contact Alex Cala.
MidTown offers its members the opportunity to make a permanent mark on MidTown by purchasing an engraved paver to be installed in the “MidTown Mile” on historic Euclid Avenue in front of MidTown Cleveland’s headquarters at the Agora. For more information, contact Carm Kelly.
MidTown works closely with neighborhood residents and organizations and the Third District Police to keep the neighborhood safe and secure through programming, communication, and community building. MidTown hosts bi-monthly community security meetings, coordinates an annual security fair, facilitates partnerships with private security for “dusk to dawn” patrols, distributes “Put Your Junk in Your Trunk” parking signs, distributes safety and security notices, and works with individual community members on a case-by-case basis. For more information, contact Alex Cala.