Placemaking + Neighborhoods

Home for good: Several groups unite to build an all-union Habitat house for mother of six
Habitat for Humanity, trade union members and organizations, and city officials celebrated the completion of a Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood home to a working mother of six.
Northwest Neighborhoods calls a ‘Snow Day’ in Detroit Shoreway this weekend
Northwest Neighborhoods' second annual Snow Day in Detroit Shoreway is this Saturday, with plenty of free activities, snacks, live entertainment, and holiday shopping opportunities.
A rising tide: Cleveland residents invest in making their neighborhoods better
Neighborhood disinvestment and quality housing are two of the top reasons why racism is considered a public health crisis. But residents in some Black Cleveland neighborhoods are investing time and effort to make their neighborhoods safe, bright, and beautiful.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy, City conduct property inventory and assessment
The Western Reserve Land Conservancy is leading the way in a months-long inventory of all of Cleveland’s 167,157 land parcels—identifying and prioritizing properties for rehabilitation, lead abatement, code violations, demolition and other pressing needs.
Reliving history: Business consultant recreates Millionaires' Row through video
Business consultant Jarrett Bayne has used historic photos from the Cleveland Public Library's photo collection to create a 14-minute YouTube video illustrating what it would have looked like to walk down Euclid Avenue, Millionaires' Row, 150 years ago.
The life, legacy of advocate Jacqueline Gillon celebrated with Mount Pleasant mural
Dozens gathered last week in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood to dedicate a mural that celebrates the life and accomplishments of environmental activist and community leader Jaqueline Gillon.
Capitol centennial celebration, take two: Capitol Theatre will celebrate 101 years this weekend
After hosting just a small, outdoor celebration for the Capitol Theatre's 100th birthday last year, Northwest Neighborhoods is pulling out all the stops for an official Capitol Centennial Celebration this weekend. 
Preserving our cultural heritage: Cleveland Restoration Society gets $50,000 planning grant
The Cleveland Restoration Society just received $50,000 for a planning study to create a brick-and-mortar fund to preserve Cleveland's Black churches.
City lines: The landscape of downtown buildings
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski gives us a bird's eye view of Cleveland's skyline, from an entirely different angle than we're used to seeing it.
Leaving his mark: French graffiti artist Blek Le Rat covers the city with four murals
Earlier this month, Graffiti HeArt brought French street artist Blek Le Rat to Cleveland to paint four murals around town—including one of his most famous works on the Cuyahoga River Viaduct by Merwin's Wharf.
Innovation Square set to bring jobs, housing, and a bright future to Fairfax
The Innovation Square project is set to bring a mixed-use, mixed-income district along the Opportunity Corridor on Cleveland’s southeast side. Along with the new Meijer grocery story, neighborhood residents, business owners, and officials see potential for Fairfax to become an emerging, thriving neighborhood.
Making it pop: International artist arrives in Cleveland to paint Stella Maris mural
International mural artist Birdcap is in Cleveland this week, painting one of his unique murals on the side of the Stella Maris building in the Flats. 
Central ripple: One year later, Central residents still await full effects of Central Surge
It’s been more than a year since Cuyahoga County executive Armond Budish announced a “surge” of support to lift up the Central neighborhood in Cleveland. Some residents say they’ve noticed little material change. Where does the surge plan go from here?
Standout performance: New murals get convergence-continuum Theater noticed
For 20 years convergence-continuum Theater Company has staged timely productions in a nondescript building on Scranton Road in Tremont. This week, the little theater comes to life with two new murals by Graffiti HeArt artist Miguel Garcia, aka Fade ResistantArtist.
Yay! Free family fun returns to Wade Oval for summer Saturdays
Art, action, and adventure return to Wade Oval in University Circle this weekend when YAY! Saturdays—a free children’s activity series presented by University Circle Inc. returns.
Awake in Every Sense: Botanical Garden presents immersive fabric installation
Fiber artist Rachel Hayes’ large-scale installation, Awake in Every Sense, opens this weekend at the Cleveland Botanical Garden—providing a stimulating experience in color and movement.
Dancing (and eating and playing) in the streets: Edgewater NeighborFest returns to Clifton
There's a party happening this Sunday, June 26 on Clifton Boulevard, when Edgewater NeighborFest returns for a day of music, food, activities, dancing. You name it, there's something for everyone at this event! 
Carl B. Stokes historic marker unveiled as second stop on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail
The second Cleveland Civil Rights Trail marker, honoring the late Mayor Carl B. Stokes, was unveiled on Thursday, June 9 outside Cleveland City Hall.
Block party: Coventry Road to close for Juneteenth celebration
Officials are shutting down Coventry Road to auto traffic this Sunday to make way for a huge family-friendly Juneteenth celebration with live music, arts, food, and shopping.
Family affair: Juneteenth Freedom Fest becomes tradition in the #CLE
The second annual Cleveland Juneteenth Freedom Fest returns to Mall C on Saturday, June 18 for art, music, activities, and food for the whole family.