Cleveland’s eds and meds district, four miles east of downtown, is on the verge of a major transformation as a result of $2 billion worth of infrastructure investment, with another billion dollars worth in the planning phase.
A complete neighborhood for the hundreds of thousands of people who live, work,
study, heal and visit here
The most recent UCI strategic plans gave us a strong platform upon which to build. Past goals of creating vitality, investing in beauty, enhancing accessibility and building community have progressed over the last two decades and provided this strategic planning process a solid jumping off point for further enhancing the University Circle neighborhood.
President, Judson Services Inc.
Member, UCI Strategic Planning Committee 2017
units of student or residential housing built or renovated since 2004
home to more than 8,000 residents
Home to more than 15,000 students
hotel beds built or renovated since 2004
jobs added since 2004
For University Circle, putting shovels in the ground for Uptown marks a tipping point. The project is smaller than the proposals floated several years ago. It specifies apartments instead of condominiums and will be built in phases, rather than one big bang. But Uptown survived a recession and a financing crisis that turned other potential developments to dust.