Planning & Development


Planning at BPDC involves engaging all sectors of the neighborhood. BPDC:

The Bellaire-Puritas neighborhood on the southwest side of Cleveland remains among the most stable in the city and a magnet for first-time homebuyers, suburban and urban apartment dwellers looking for more space for their dollar; employees of significant sources of Cleveland’s employment….

  • from hotels to hospitals,
  • to Hopkins and NASA,
  • to City Hall and over 170 industrial firms; and
  • growing families looking  to their first real “backyard”.

BPDC is committed to maintaining and enhancing the full diversity of its residential, commercial, industrial communities, and providing the planning necessary to ensure the vitality of the neighborhood into the future.  Planning and development has been a constant at BPDC.  BPDC has developed it’s own offices, the Julia Court new single-family housing development…

and Longmead Townhomes besides scattered-site redevelopment of commercial and residential properties. BPDC has also recently collaborated in millions of dollars of new development projects in this neighborhood with the:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD)
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA),&
  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA).

To review our overall neighborhood plan for residential, commercial, and institutional and greenspace elements in the former Ward 18, download and review the plan here.  Comments or questions can be directed to Melissa Miller, our urban planner.

Housing Development

Whether it’s constructing new housing, facilitating property owner reinvestment, or making an empty house up-to-date and occupied, housing development is something CDC’s are charged to do. We strive to make a noteworthy contribution to the West Park housing market. Turning a nationally failing market around one house at a time is a monumental task.

We work with proven local housing developers to rehab foreclosed homes acquired by the Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation, commonly known as the Cuyahoga Land Bank (CCLRC). BPDC’s goal is to put the house back into productive use in less than 12 months’ time.  If a CCLRC property is too far gone, we work with the City of Cleveland to flat out demolish it.  More information on our commitment to quality housing stock in Ward 18 is on BPDC’s “Housing Matters” webpage.