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Cleveland begins effort to renew The Flats with an engaging online master plan

July 8, 2011, 1:58 p.m., Posted by Jennifer Thomas

The Flats Area

The Civic Commons, a Northeast Ohio effort to create community conversation, is now helping to facilitate an engagement process for city development. With the launch of its Flats Forward project, the Commons will allow key business stakeholders, city leaders and citizens to engage in a master plan for the Flats Area of downtown Cleveland.

Over $2 billion of public/private investment is planned for the Flats in downtown Cleveland, with commercial, retail, and residential development. As they say at the Commons, “Join the Conversation!”

Earlier this year Knight Foundation announced renewed support for the Fund for Our Economic Future and JumpStart as part of an ongoing strategy to boost Northeast Ohio and the Akron area. 

Read more at: http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/FlatsForward/tabid/912/Default.aspx