10/01/13 - 10/01/17
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
UCI's goal is to create a premier urban district and neighborhood of choice open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This includes improving the visitor experience with access to University Circle, linking public spaces throughout the district, streetscape improvements, wayfinding, pedestrian signage and some recent successes include:
UCI worked with Studio Graphique to extend the wayfinding program with a series of multi-point directional signs, area maps, and kiosks that will be installed at key locations throughout the Circle in spring, 2010. UCI completed construction on the Wade Oval kiosk in 2010 which serves as an extension of the Visitor Center and UCI's focus on the visitor experience.
UCI raised more than $7 million for this campaign, and is making ongoing investments along the Avenue. The central gateway at Euclid Avenue and Mayfield Road is quickly becoming the epicenter of activity in the Circle, and the area's public spaces need to complement this exciting activity. UCI is renovating existing buildings, supporting institutional expansion, and investing in new developments that will create the perfect entryway into the Circle.
Breaking ground in mid-2016, One University Circle is a 20-story, 280 unit residential structure on the west side of University Circle. The tower will also include a parking garage and a ground-floor bistro and market.
In June 2008, UCI, joined by the Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation and the Cleveland Foundation, created an incentive program designed to attract new homebuyers and renters to live in Greater University Circle and to inspire existing homeowners to make improvements. The program is funded by Case, Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Foundation, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Judson at University Circle, The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust, the Surdna Foundation and University Hospitals. In the first year and a half of the program, Greater Circle Living successfully awarded 14 Circle employees with down payment assistance to purchase a home in the Greater Circle area, in addition to 3 set to close by the end of November, 14 employees were approved for a matching home improvement grant to their existing home, and 8 employees received 1 month's rental assistance to move into the Greater Circle.