"What do I like about living in EcoVillage and Detroit Shoreway? Good people, opportunities to get involved, strong neighborhood identity, gardening opportunities, good restaurants, and best of all – my backyard and home” – Barbara Strauss – EcoVillage Resident and founder member of EcoVillage Produce LLC.
What is an EcoVillageAn EcoVillage is a community of people creating a way of living that sustains healthy ecological relationships. Current living patterns that consume vast quantities of resources and disregard the creation of waste have tremendous ecological, social, and economic cost. The worldwide EcoVillage movement offers an alternative model that strives to replace consumption and waste with preservation and regeneration. To undertake an urban EcoVillage, there must be a faith in the idea that cities can be good for humans and good for the earth.
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization (DSCDO) and its partners implement projects in four core initiative areas to promote the continued development of the Cleveland EcoVillage. These initiatives are: green building and housing, transportation infrastructure, greenspace and local food, and community involvement. Projects are designed to have a beneficial long term effect on the community, economy and environment
Green Building & Housing
Our homes and buildings are our largest investments, our greatest resource and our greatest point of pride. The EcoVillage project strives to create healthy, environmentally friendly, and beautiful new and renovated homes for all markets. To date, 24 energy efficient market rate and affordable homes have been built or renovated by DSCDO and its partners.EcoVillage Townhomes
At the time in 2003, the EcoVillage Townhomes were built with state of the art green building practices offering environmentally conscious living just minutes from downtown. The 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes offer bright and spacious floor plans ranging from 1618 sq. ft to 2472 sq. ft. Back decks overlook beautifully landscaped communal or private courtyards. All units heat and cool for less than $700 a year.
Bridge Square TownhomesThese townhomes offer many green features, including high efficiency insulation, beautiful bamboo floors in the living area, sustainable finishes such as ceramic tile flooring and granite counter-tops, lots of natural light, and high energy efficiency furnace and windows. Design features include an open floor plan, a bonus room on the ground level, and high ceilings.The Green Cottage
The first completed project, and focal point of the Cleveland EcoVIllage was the W.65th rapid station. Completed in 2004, the 3.4 million dollar station was built with the environment in mind. The station includes several green elements such as passive solar heating, a recycled steel roof, energy-efficient lighting, and decreased parking.
A pedestrian bridge and mini park connect the station to the surrounding neighborhood. In 2005 the new W.65th St. bridge was completed, connecting the north and south sides of the EcoVillage over the Rapid tracks. Recommendations from EcoVillage residents were incorporated into the bridge design. As a result, the bridge includes a decorative steel fence, tree pits, historic gateway lighting, and sidewalk stamps on the bridge.
A pedestrian bridge and mini park connect the station to the surrounding neighborhood.
Community and Society
How to Get Involved
For more information contact DSCDO at 216.961.4242
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