The project is a collaborative public/private effort to dramatically update the 10-acre Public Square into a catalytic, dynamic, world-class public space in the heart of downtown Cleveland. As it exists today, Public Square is almost 60% hard scape. The new design will remove 50,000 square feet of pavement and will add 20% more space. The design for Public Square is an opportunity to create a space that works for all users whether they visit on foot, bicycle, car, or bus.
|Location||Public Square: Downtown|
|Project Type||Public space|
|Program||10-acre programmed public space|
|Sponsor||Group Plan Commission|
|CDA Investment||$5.25 million from ACDF|
|Total Project Costs||$42 million|
|Community Demographics||Poverty Rate: 36.4%
Median Income: 116.5%
Unemployment Rate: 17.8%
Diversity and Inclusion
The project sponsor committed to construction participation goals for Minority, Female, and Cleveland Small Businesses (MBE/FBE/CSB) as well as minority, female and City of Cleveland resident workers.
Executed Community Benefits Agreement
The project sponsor has committed to quantifiable community impacts by executing a Community Benefits Agreement.
Accessible Public Transit
The completed project maintains and enhances access to public transit through new bus shelters.
New Public Space
The project creates a vibrant public space for all of Cleveland in the heart of the city.