Welcome to the Neighborhood Vision Plan 2025!
What is the Neighborhood Vision Plan?
This Plan will translate the vision, hopes, dreams, and priorities of MidTown community members into tangible and realistic actions for the next 5 years.
Through this effort, we aim to develop strategies that grow MidTown as a neighborhood in its’ own right, reinforce MidTown as a great place to work, and expand MidTown as a destination for entertainment and services supporting the surrounding communities. This work will align existing development and planning efforts into a cohesive whole that reflects our core commitment to equitable and inclusive growth.
What is MidTown?
This answer has two parts: MidTown (the place) & MidTown Cleveland Inc. (the organization)
MidTown (the place) is identified by the map below, and is sometimes used to describe the central corridor connecting Downtown to University Circle. But, MidTown is so much more than that!
The MidTown community isn’t just people who live within the area on the map, it’s made up of residents from surrounding neighborhoods like Hough, Fairfax, Central, and AsiaTown, local business-owners, and employees of businesses along Euclid, E55th Street, Chester, Cedar, Payne, and many more. This is a community-driven plan that needs to reflect the multi-faceted community’s values. Critical to achieving this goal is to reach many different voices that represent a diverse cross-section of the area.
MidTown Cleveland Inc. (the organization) is one of the CDCs (Community Development Corporations) working in the MidTown area.
MidTown Cleveland Inc. provides services to MidTown’s members, stakeholders, businesses and organizations, residents, and visitors in order to create a connected and complete community. The organization facilitates conversations, makes connections, addresses safety concerns, and manages programs that help local residents and businesses achieve their goals.
This plan will be a roadmap for change, but this is just the beginning!
Through this planning process we will identify some big ideas for the future - The 5-year horizon (2025) is just the first milestone. As a planning team, we will help to identify the incremental steps that work toward the collective vision that can be achieved in the next 5 years. This makes sure that community stakeholders like you see real results.
How will this Plan promote equitable and inclusive growth?
Through this plan and many other initiatives, MidTown Cleveland Inc. aspires to create a model equitable neighborhood, with strategies to ensure that all people benefit from and shape our neighborhood’s growth and change, particularly historically marginalized people of color.
Racial equity is both an outcome and a process. The outcome of racial equity is a future state in which race no longer predicts life outcomes.
The process is one through which we work to provide an abundance of opportunities for those disadvantaged by racial inequity and structural racism; to name historically racist systems and structures and work to disrupt and dismantle them; and to help build new systems with those who have been negatively impacted by racial inequity and structural racism.
You will find MidTown Cleveland Inc.’s Equity Statement here.
How can I get involved?
We have two new ways you can share your ideas for the future of MidTown!
Our Community Survey
By completing the Community Survey, you will be entered to win a $100 gift card! This survey helps us gather quantitative data, and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.
Our Collaborative Map
Public Meeting #1
How is COVID-19 impacting the Plan?
Because of limitations on travel and public gatherings, our outreach is limited to primarily online and pop-up events.
We are working very hard to spread the word about this project and encourage participation through the channels we have available during these uncertain times.
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Any other questions? Connect with us!
There are real people behind this plan and we are excited to connect with you.
Please use the form here to send us questions or comments. If do not have a personal email, you are welcome to call for project information at 216-260-3464. We look forward to connecting with you!