Cleveland Turns Its Focus Uptown

Cleveland, suffering from a disappearing population, is pinning its hopes on a new Uptown arts and entertainment district, including the new Museum of Contemporary Art which opens in 2012.

Keith Schneider reports that the City of Cleveland, working with the Regional Transit Authority, have thrown a lot of weight behind this new district and persuaded employers and bankers to be a part of it:

"In effect, the Uptown area will be what amounts to a new downtown for the University Circle neighborhood on the east side of the city. Within the square mile of University Circle, and within easy walking distance of Uptown, are Case Western Reserve, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Institute of Music, University Hospitals, Cleveland Clinic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History.

Spread across a campuslike expanse of green space, these institutions form a distinct economic microclimate that has fostered the highest growth in job numbers, income and residents in a city that lost 17 percent of its population from 2000 to 2010."

Full Story: Cleveland Turns Uptown Into New Downtown

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