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University Circle

University Circle - photo Bob Perkoski

If you want to see economic, arts and residential development in Cleveland, head to University Circle. This one-square-mile powerhouse has welcomed over $3 billion in new construction in recent years thanks to the Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, University Hospitals' Cancer Hospital, and the Uptown project, a large mixed-use development currently taking shape on Euclid. Thanks also to a flush of contemporary new apartment projects, the neighborhood is adding as many new residents as it is daily commuters. All within walking or biking distance are the world-famous Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall, Museum of Contemporary Art and Cleveland Botanical Garden.

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Tracey Halvorsen and Amy Goldberg at graduation 1993

A look back: two CIA grads reflect on their time in Cleveland a 'well made place'

Two Cleveland Institute of Art graduates took the lessons they learned in the 216, became pioneers in web design and now helm one of Inc.'s fastest growing companies.

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Northeast Ohio agencies prepare for booming 'silver tsunami'

As some 76 million baby boomers retire, they are stirring a “silver tsunami” across the country, testing public and nonprofit agencies as well as the housing market. Fresh Water checks in to see how Northeast Ohio is preparing for the trend.

social security

Closer look: the local impact of Social Security reform

While Congress floats a proposal to raise the full Social Security retirement age to 69, the impact will hit hardest in Cleveland's urban neighborhoods, where life expectancy is as low as 70—nearly nine years shorter than the national average.

Jumar Newell of LaunchArts

From minding the ledgers to urban farming: The Dealership is where businesses go to grow

Fresh Water pulled into the funky co-working space on Lee Road and met up with four of the resident businesses to get their stories and hear about what motivates and excites them.

Deborah Wade and Darrick Wade with a photo of their son Demetrius

Lead in Cleveland: confronting a silent killer

Children living in Cuyahoga County have some of the highest lead blood-levels in the Ohio. Public entities, nonprofits such as Neighborhood Connections and – most importantly – residents on the ground are tackling the broad and complex problem.
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University Circle Founders

moty avisar and alon geri

moty avisar and alon geri

City: University Circle
Meet Moty Avisar and Alon Geri, co-founders of Surgical Theater, which applies flight simulation technology to brain surgery. 
greg goodrich

greg goodrich

City: University Circle
Meet Greg Goodrich, founder of Cleveland Beer Cellars.
tami schneider

tami schneider

City: Cleveland
Meet Tami Schneider, founder of Cleveland Yoga, a yoga studio with locations in Beachwood and University Circle with four full-time employees, 21 part-time employees and 21 independent contractor teachers. 
scott kim

scott kim

City: University Circle
Meet Scott Kim, founder of Accent, a restaurant in University Circle.
anne van hauwaert

anne van hauwaert

City: University Circle
Meet Anne van Hauwaert, founder of Anne van H. Boutique.
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