Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood gets grant for continuing development on East 185th Street

CLEVELAND - The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, NOACA, has given an $88,000 grant to Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative for the continuing development of East 185th Street in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood.

East 185th Street borders the cities of Cleveland and Euclid and has a long history of providing retail goods and services to the Collinwood-Euclid area.

The grant will be used to develop specific recommendations for pedestrian and bicycle friendly transportation improvements, land use and zoning, redevelopment and design guidelines for public and private improvements that will promote mixed-use and transit-oriented development along the corridor.

In a press release, Grace Gallucci, Executive Director of NOACA said, "TLCI program offers communities and their partners a terrific opportunity to plan for more transportation options. We are happy to make this program available and to play an important role in making communities more livable.”

This past year, Collinwood has been a recipient of a variety of generous grants,  including the Kresge Foundation Grant and the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture public grant.

“Our neighborhood couldn’t be more thankful for these generous grants that will be used in a variety of ways to help continue to make Collinwood a prosperous community,” said Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation.

Cleveland Councilman Michael Polensek of Ward 8 also said in the press release, “In particular, I am extremely excited about the prospects for the East 185th Street Commercial Corridor. This has been a priority of our community and this councilman for a long time. My sincere thanks to the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission and the Northeast Shores Development Corporation for their partnership in bringing new life, design and resources to one of Cleveland’s historic business districts.”

Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik also sees much potential for the district. “East 185th Street is a gateway to both Euclid and Collinwood. The street is electric and authentic, which combine to make East 185th a great place to live, work, and visit."

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