New Walkable Neighborhood in Center of Downtown Cleveland
by AKrauth-Ibarz on December 5, 2015 - 2:40pm
One of the Best Urban Development Sites in the Country to be Transformed into New Walkable Neighborhood in Center of Downtown Cleveland
The city of Cleveland is planning to build a new massive walkable neighborhood. This project will concist of a five acre area in downtown Cleveland that will include luxury appartments, green space, restaurants, retail and other high end facilities. It's a projected that is being privately funded by Citymark Capital, a company founded Daniel Walsh. Walsh says many other urban environments across the country have been studied in order to conceive this one. Picking the best and most efficient ideas and bringing them together in Cleveland. People should be able to walk from one neighborhood to the other much more easily. The developpers hope to begin construction in 2016 and end have the area ready for occupency by the end of 2017.
Personally I think this is good idea and decision for the city. It is a densification of the city rather than an expansion. This means there will be more efficient energy use, whithout deminishing the standard of living. In fact, I think the standard of living will be much better, by creating an environment where neighborhoods are closer together and increasing the amount of greenspace in the city. It approaches the lifestyles of certain european cities.