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Development Opportunities


Introduction – Although most of the City of Cleveland has been developed over the years, many opportunities for new development or redevelopment exist in areas where vacant, deteriorated or underutilized properties are concentrated. Through the Citywide Plan process, many such opportunities have been identified and mapped. The opportunities have been organized by proposed type of development and the planning district in which they are located. By following the links below, maps and lists of the development opportunities can be accessed.


Development Opportunities Labeling System
The development opportunities described in the Citywide Plan are individually labeled using a combination of numbers and letters that represent the district where the opportunity is located and the type of opportunity. An opportunity that is located in more than one district will have a separate label for each district in which it is located.

The labeling system follows the following convention :
(District Number).(Topic Letter).(Order in Opportunity List based on Geography)

Example: 5.H.1

The first number is the planning district in which the opportunity is located. There are six planning districts (based upon police district boundaries) which range in number from 1 to 6.

A letter follows the number and indicates the type of opportunity it is. The topics and their corresponding letters in the labeling system are:
H – Housing
R – Retail
E – Economic Development
A – Arts and Culture
P – Recreation
T – Transportation and Transit
S – Key School Projects

Finally, the last number in the label indicates the opportunity’s position on the list describing the opportunities for that district and topic. The opportunities identified are ordered based upon their geographic location, not their priority. For each district the opportunities are generally numbered from west to east and north to south.

For example, 5.H.1 indicates a housing opportunity in Planning District 5 that is located generally in the western or northern portion of that district.