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Description. Corlett is a predominantly residential neighborhood that became a part of Cleveland when the villages of Corlett and East View were respectively annexed in 1909 and 1917. Initial development occurred around where the Erie railroad crossed the intersection of East 131 st and Miles. Most housing was built between World War I and the Depression although the easternmost streets in the neighborhood were built after World War II. East 131 st Street is the major commercial and institutional corridor and a narrow band of industrial uses follow the rail corridor near Miles Ave.

Assets. Among the neighborhood’s most significant assets are:

  • the new John Adams High School and athletic field on MLK Boulevard
  • the East 131 st and Miles retail district

Challenges. Among the challenges faced by the Corlett neighborhood today are:

  • housing choices limited to single- and two-family structures
  • expense of maintaining older housing for residents
  • poor streetscape design in the East 131 st and Miles retail district
  • retail space occupied by non-retail uses limiting retail district vitality
  • increased, or alternative, use of rail corridor running through neighborhood

Vision. Corlett can build off of the energy created by the construction of John Adams High School, having a strengthened housing market with access to quality retail and recreation. Among the development opportunities and initiatives proposed are the following:

  • development of the Miles Shopping Plaza at the northeast corner of East 131 st and Miles
  • redevelopment of the Union-Miles Shopping Plaza at the southwest corner of East 131 st and Miles
  • reconfiguration of the intersection of East 131 st and Miles
  • streetscape improvements along East 131 st Street and Miles Avenue
  • streetscape improvements along East 116 th Street between Glenboro Avenue and Dove Avenue
  • development of infill housing and housing rehabilitation in the area around John Adams High School
  • target housing programs on streets in the northwestern corner of the neighborhood

Printable version: can be downloaded here.

Maps (current as of May 2007): Assets, Development Opportunities, Land Use (existing and proposed), and Retail Strategies are available here. (PDF)


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