A nighttime view of the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Cleveland, Ohio.

Vision for the Valley


City of Cleveland


Cleveland, OH

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.