Report: Not Enough Housing Supply to Meet Demand in Downtown Cleveland

The findings of a new report might run counter to common perceptions about Cleveland's shrinking population. Downtown Cleveland could, and should, provide more housing opportunities, according to the report.
September 28, 2018, 10am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Developers could build - and expect to fill - 6,800 more residences in downtown Cleveland by 2030 without oversaturating the market," reports Michelle Jarboe.

Jarboe is sharing the findings of a new report published by Philadelphia-based Urban Partners. The reports "lays to rest concerns about a potential overabundance of housing in and near the central business district," according to Jarboe. In fact, there's so much demand, "Cleveland must find ways to add more for-sale homes to the rental-heavy market and to turn more downtown workers into residents."

Among other findings from the report, are details about the number of downtown workers who also live downtown (it's a very small percentage), and the homeownership rate of downtown residents (also a very small percentage). Urban Partners also shared the two following infographics to compare Cleveland's rates to other cities around the country.

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Published on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 in The Plain Dealer
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