Lorain Streetscape Planning

The next public meeting is being convened by the City of Cleveland and will be February 26, 2015 at 6pm.  Please join us there.  Meeting details here.


Here are the FINAL PLANS for the Lorain Streetscape from NOACA and your input to Bellaire-Puritas Development Corp.

BPDC was happy to receive a Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) grant to study the streetscape of Lorain Avenue with the community and formulate a plan for all of Lorain Avenue’s stakeholders.  The grant was awarded by the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA).  NOACA is the metropolitan planning organization for Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties.

On August 21, 2012, BPDC convened a public meeting for stakeholders to contribute to the streetscape plan for Lorain Avenue in Ward 18.  The attendance reflected the viability of Lorain Avenue and showed promise for the plan to accommodate a diverse set of interests.  Click here for the meeting notes.  View the slides from the August 21st presentation here.

From the TLCI webpage, here is a summary of the grant’s use in Ward 18:

The Lorain Avenue Pedestrian Friendly Plan will propose streetscape improvements that provide better accessibility for bicyclists, pedestrians, and transit riders. The plan will encompass Lorain Avenue east of the West Park RTA Rapid Station to West 130th Street. The focal intersection will be West 140th Street and Lorain Avenue, near John Marshall High School. The plan will connect to the West Park/Lorain Avenue Transportation and Redevelopment Plan, completed in 2010.

The plan completed in 2010 that is referenced above is the one completed by Kamms Corners Development Corporation for the section of Lorain Avenue West of the West Park RTA Rapid Station and can be viewed here: http://www.noaca.org/WParkLorainTranspRedevPlan.pdf.  (It takes a minute for the page to load.)

to support community engagement, bike safety, public art, or greenscaping along Historic Lorain Avenue