Vision for the Valley
City of Cleveland
Led by the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metroparks, Port of Cleveland, Flats Forward, and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA), the Vision for the Valley project will reimagine the Cuyahoga River Valley. The initiative seeks to develop an integrated water and land use plan for the future of the area that connects the city’s Lake Erie shoreline with the River Valley—a busy commercial shipping corridor connecting the city to domestic and international trade markets since Cleveland’s founding over 200 years ago. New development investment along both the shoreline and the River Valley over the last few decades has caused a convergence of interests in new recreation, housing, and multimodal transportation uses and the corresponding need for a seamless, sustainable vision plan incorporating those interests.
The City of Cleveland has been working with OHM on a new vision for the Cuyahoga River Valley. As part of this process the project was impacted by Covid-19. OHM has demonstrated a tremendous amount of flexibility to quickly find creative ways to virtually keep the project moving, maintain equitable interaction, and facilitate design process and design direction on this legacy city project.