Detroit Shoreway sees itself as the premier lakefront neighborhood in Northeast Ohio. Detroit Shoreway is a neighborhood of choice for residents, businesses and visitors to live, work and play. A vast array of community assets include easy access to Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland, the emerging Gordon Square Arts District, a housing stock rich in architectural styles and affordability, and a wide array of transportation options and excellent private schools.Diversity is evident throughout the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood. People of all ages, races, and income levels, families, young professionals to empty-nesters, and a growing gay and lesbian community call Detroit Shoreway home. Major resources have been invested in affordable housing while private sector developers are creating cutting edge, high end market rate housing.Throughout the neighborhood, living options offer choices to people of all lifestyles, from lakefront flats and condominiums at Battery Park, modern townhomes, small cottages and historic Victorian mansions. Affordable rental housing options include artist live work space, subsidized housing for seniors and people with disabilities, a variety of multi-family units in recently renovated historic buildings and new and renovated single family homes. The Cleveland EcoVillage is a national demonstration project for ecologically responsible urban living. Incorporated into its design and development are principles of energy efficiency, transit oriented development, environmentally friendly construction and renovation, recycling, and sustainability.The Lorain Avenue Antiques District is the largest concentration of antique dealers on the West Side. Centered near West 78th Street and Lorain Avenue, the district actually stretches for nearly a hundred blocks along Lorain Avenue, dotting the corridor with dozens of antique and second-hand shops from West 25th to West 117th Streets and beyond. The emerging Gordon Square Arts District has become a true destination point for entertainment, business, and recreation. The completion of the Detroit Avenue Streetscape will create an authentic and vibrant urban experience. The re-opening of the Capitol Theatre as an art and independent film cinema, the construction of a new auditorium for Near West Theatre, and the continued growth of Cleveland Public Theatre offers a unique blend of affordable, entertainment options not found in any other neighborhood in the region. The three theatres are spark plugs for new business development that includes unique restaurants, hip night clubs, and art galleries. When the build-out of the district is completed, over 300 new jobs will have been created in a vibrant, urban commercial district. The Lakefront Plan to decommission the West Shoreway from a high speed roadway to a pedestrian scaled, tree lined boulevard will give residents direct access to the magnificent Edgewater Park and the lakefront. The West 65th Street bike tunnel, lined with ceramic tile art after the recently completed $800,000 improvements, bustles all summer with bikers, joggers, and walkers headed to Edgewater Park. The Lakefront Plan will create more connections to the lakefront through an ADA accessible pedestrian and bike path and tunnel at West 76th, a new underpass at West 73rd Street, and new intersections at West 54th and West 45th Streets. The award winning master plan for the Zone Recreation Center calls for grounds that offer an eco-friendly, educational experience including walking paths and natural landscape and picnic areas with recreational amenities like a water park, baseball and soccer fields, and basketball and tennis courts. Neighborhood youth will continue to be served through summer programming at Herman Park and Lake Pool.A lakefront community that is cultural, diverse, and vibrant. That’s the vision for Detroit Shoreway.
GORDON SQUARE ARTS DISTRICT |
CAPITOL THEATRE |
The Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization | 6516 Detroit Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44102 | 216.961.4242