about mission

UCI is the development, service, and advocacy organization responsible for the growth of University Circle as a premier urban district and world-class center of innovation in health care, education, and arts & culture.

University Circle Inc. (UCI) is the community service corporation creating a premier destination for everyone to experience.

We're doing it by:

  • Developing modern urban living, distinctive hotels, and nationally known restaurants
  • Reviving Cleveland's historic Main Street and connecting it to its historic neighborhoods
  • Creating a seamless neighborhood of active and inviting places and spaces for people of all ages to enjoy
  • Connecting our local business community to our world-class institutions
  • Celebrating our four-season city with the region's largest, free seasonal cultural events
  • Keeping the neighborhood clean, safe, and attractive for more than 3 million people who visit, learn, work, and live here each year

UCI's business model is organized under three major departments:

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CLEVELAND - Claude Monet's three-panel panorama "Water Lilies" are being shown together for the first time in 30 years — and it's happening right...

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Uptown: How a Public-Private Partnership Created a Vibrant, Livable, Inclusive Urban District

uptown: how a public-private partnership created a vibrant, livable, inclusive urban district

Come learn about the incredible collaboration behind Uptown, and celebrate the Uptown District's distinction as a Silver Medalist for the 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.

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