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Neighborhood Vision 2025

Build Out an Innovation Economy

Momentum, creative energy, and funding coming from the growing Innovation District is a huge benefit to the MidTown community. Steps must be taken to demystify the term “innovation”, and make the area a natural extension of, and benefit, to the surrounding community. MidTown’s Innovation District can be a model for growing an inclusive business environment from the ground up. The far-reaching impact of major place-based anchor institutions - like the Cleveland Foundation - locating in MidTown present great benefits for the local area and position MidTown to be an economic engine for the regional as the local innovation economy matures.

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Build Out an Innovation Economy


Provide Neighborhood Amenities, Paths, and Entrances That Are Accessible to the Community

Create an Innovation District that is of and for the community. Establish guidelines that integrate new development in the Innovation District into existing fabric of MidTown. Incorporate design elements to signal that the Innovation District is for the community, not just Innovation District workers and visitors.

Near-Term Actions


Offer incentives (such as annual awards) for developments with community-oriented features.

Type of Action

Planning & Programming

Looking For

Developers & Designers