The project will also improve connections between I-490 and University Circle, where an estimated 80,000 Greater Clevelanders work and more than $14 billion in direct and indirect economic impact is generated annually.
Opportunity Corridor (image courtesy of City Architecture) 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. It will serve as a catalyst for reinvestment into nearby communities with the well-planned redevelopment of more than 300 acres of underutilized land into vital, neighborhood assets.
The Opportunity Corridor is a transportation project that supports job growth, community improvement, the mobility of people and goods, 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.
The Steering Committee, comprised of public, private and civic sector leaders, are helping to guide the Opportunity Corridor project. The committee monitors the project-planning and construction phases and advocates for community support and allocation of financial resources.
Opportunity Corridor’s Steering Committee works alongside elected officials, neighborhood groups, civic leaders and many other community stakeholders to ensure public participation in the planning process.
In June 2014, with funding support from local foundations, the Opportunity Corridor Steering Committee and the Greater Cleveland Partnership established the Opportunity Corridor Partnership Office. The Partnership is led by Executive Director Marie Kittredge, a longtime neighborhood advocate in Cleveland’s Broadway Slavic Village community. More. »