Joel Ratner, President and CEO of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, an OCDCA member, recently wrote an opinion piece for Cleveland.com where he advocates for a live, work, play mentality in neighborhood development.
A brief snippet:
The new residents who call Cleveland home see value in the “Live, Work, Play” environment that has been created here. They are attracted to close-knit city blocks that offer walkability, bike-friendliness, and easy access to public transit. They like being in the center of the action and close to all of the region’s top destinations and attractions. On a regular basis, Cleveland’s community development system is working to leverage the city’s affordability and the quality of life that today’s new residents are seeking.