Opportunity Corridor will be a three-mile boulevard of revitalization, breathing new life into Cleveland neighborhoods and improving access to the jobs, education and culture located in University Circle. This new boulevard will be a catalyst for reinvestment into nearby communities with the well-planned redevelopment of more than 200 acres of underutilized land into vital, neighborhood assets. The project will improve connections between I-490 and University Circle, where 45,000 Greater Clevelanders work and 2.5 million people visit annually.
The Opportunity Corridor is a transportation project that supports job growth, community improvement, the mobility of people, quality of life and the local environment. It will improve and invigorate parts of the City that have long been underutilized. More than just a boulevard, this project will provide an economic shot in the arm to Cleveland’s east side.
A 21-member steering committee, comprised of public, private and civic sector leaders, are helping to guide the Opportunity Corridor project. Co-chaired by Terrance Egger, publisher of The Plain Dealer, and James Ireland, managing partner of Early Stage Partners, the committee monitors the project-planning phase and advocates for community support and allocation of financial resources.
Opportunity Corridor’s steering committee will work alongside elected officials, neighborhood groups, civic leaders and many other community stakeholders to ensure public participation in the planning process.
Infrastructure investment is an essential component of the State of Ohio’s economic vitality. ODOT has allocated critical funding for project planning efforts that will entail identification of a preferred alternative alignment, environmental assessment and land acquisition strategy.
The Resource Library contains additional information about Opportunity Corridor. The library offers various resources such as maps, presentations, news releases and podcast interviews to provide a comprehensive overview of the project.
During the coming months the Opportunity Corridor Steering Committee will host various community forums that are free and open to the public. We want to incorporate community ideas in the planning effort and encourage you to participate.