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Reclaimed and Renewed: Circle East District Greenway Paved with a Sustainable Past

July 12, 2024
Cuyahoga Land Bank is breathing new life into the 30-acre neighborhood now known as  Circle East District, and sustainability is…
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Park Development Gets Underway in Circle East District

July 12, 2024
New Greenway to Bring Recreation and Renewal The Circle East District greenway is taking root! After months of clearing land,…
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Answers to 10 Questions About Buying Homes in Transitional Neighborhoods

July 12, 2024
The allure of a trendy, up-and-coming neighborhood is undeniable. The potential for appreciation, a vibrant community on the rise, and…
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Sustainable Efforts Bloom in Circle East District

May 30, 2024
Building a sustainable, green neighborhood is one of the key ingredients in the development of Circle East District, the new residential…
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Circle East District Announces New Development Partners

May 22, 2024
The Cuyahoga Land Bank is thrilled to announce the selection of three exceptional development partners for its Circle East District initiative to…
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Helping Communities by Helping Homebuyers

April 4, 2024
Neighborhood stabilization is a critical element of the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s work and requires a healthy amount of homeownership in…
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East Cleveland’s Caledonia Elementary unveils Ohio’s first Community Schoolyard design

December 27, 2023
Kaela Geschke, the Parks for People Program Director for the Ohio office of Trust for Public Land, and some of…
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East Cleveland Alive! Energizes and Engages the Community

October 12, 2023
East Cleveland Alive! is an exciting 18-month program featuring events and community engagement activities in East Cleveland
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Request for Proposals – Circle East District – Mixed Use Development – Due October 16, 2023

September 20, 2023
The Cuyahoga Land Bank (“CLB”) is seeking proposals from one or more developers interested in participating in the redevelopment of…
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Partnerships Key to Fast Moving Circle East Development

September 11, 2023
East Cleveland – Cleveland’s first suburb – was designed to offer a relaxed, scenic alternative to downtown living while also…
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Cuyahoga Land Bank and East Cleveland plot 33-acre redevelopment near University Circle

August 24, 2023
On vacant lots in East Cleveland, a few hundred yards from the bustle of University Circle, signs posted by the…
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Big Plans for a Hard Hit City

August 14, 2022
In the City of East Cleveland, just east of Cleveland’s thriving University Circle area, lies one of the hardest-hit neighborhoods…
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Cuyahoga Land Bank Renovates Homes as Circle East District Progress Continues

July 12, 2024
EAST CLEVELAND - July 9, 2024 Cuyahoga Land Bank is thrilled to announce the renovation of 10 homes in Cleveland…
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Sustainable Efforts Bloom in Circle East District

May 30, 2024
Building a sustainable, green neighborhood is one of the key ingredients in the development of Circle East District, the new residential…
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Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities Earns Award from Cuyahoga County Council Supplement Program to Use in Circle East District

May 30, 2024
The plan to transform East Cleveland got an infusion of funding Tuesday. The Cuyahoga Land Bank announced its Circle East…
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Circle East District Announces New Development Partners

May 22, 2024
The Cuyahoga Land Bank is thrilled to announce the selection of three exceptional development partners for its Circle East District initiative to…
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East Cleveland redevelopment plan gets new cash infusion

April 18, 2024
The plan to transform East Cleveland got an infusion of funding Tuesday. The Cuyahoga Land Bank announced its Circle East…
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Voices of Unity: Cleveland Owns

March 26, 2024
Solar energy is already on the ground in East Cleveland at the Medical Center Company’s (MCCo) solar field. Soon, even…
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East Cleveland woman giving thousands of books away inspiring kids to read

February 7, 2024
See how one East Cleveland woman is inspiring children to read with thousands of book donations about Black culture, experiences…
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East Cleveland Alive! Presents: Dia De Muertos Storytelling Brunch

December 27, 2023
The Collaboration between Ingenuity Cleveland and AlmaVision: Cultura y Mas for the Dia de Muertos Storytelling Brunch at the Mickey’s…
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Wake Robin fermented foods paves economic development path for East Cleveland

October 18, 2023
Ismail Samad’s career in the restaurant and food manufacturing industry has led him to start successful businesses in Vermont and…
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East Cleveland development project triggers excitement and property tax concerns

September 26, 2023
“We have the opportunity to truly transform a community that desperately needs it,” Roberts said. “Our expectation is there will…
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Case Western Reserve University to pay for cost of attendance for all admitted Cleveland, East Cleveland public high school graduates

September 14, 2023
One of Cleveland’s most renowned institutions of higher learning is lessening the financial burden for prospective students in the community…
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East Cleveland piano shop houses rich history and instruments played by icons, legends of music

September 5, 2023
The musical history is rich and almost surreal inside of one East Cleveland area business.
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Part of East Cleveland’s past will help create a brighter future for the city

September 5, 2023
“This is a classic example of traditional land banking,” said Cuyahoga Land Bank President Gus Frangos. “We assembled a couple…
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East Cleveland Alive! Features New Spaces to Energize the Community

August 24, 2023
New, exciting and innovative community engagement events are underway in East Cleveland. Ingenuity Cleveland, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land…
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East Cleveland Residents Are Building A Closed Loop Economy

August 24, 2023
“We’re building an intentionally regenerative and circular economy that understands the value of place, the environment and people — and…
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New retail, housing opportunities for East Cleveland, multi-million dollar project

August 24, 2023
A $40 million investment is underway in East Cleveland. The building is on Euclid Ave., and was owned by the…
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Circle East District and ConnectEC Invite Community to Reimagine the City

August 23, 2023
The City of East Cleveland, in partnership with the Cuyahoga Land Bank, continues to invite community members for collaborative efforts…

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July Ingenuity Event

Join us for this FREE, Sunday Funday event at the Historic Mickey's Building in East Cleveland! You will spend the afternoon creating custom mosaic stepping stones with award-winning, Cleveland artist, Angelica Pozo. You will have the opportunity to create two stepping stones - one larger one to become part of the new Community Greenway stretching from Woodlawn to Wadena, and one smaller one to take home! Plus, enjoy music from DJ David Eons and more. Participation is FREE, but but pre-registration is required! Due to the event's limited capacity and materials, a secondary confirmation will be sent the week of...

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Solar Panel 411

The transition to a clean energy economy is happening right now! Our cooperative believes that knowledge is power. We want as many people as possible to know how solar technology works so we can champion good ideas and push back against false solutions! Join Geoff Miller, Cleveland Solar Cooperative board member and electrical engineer, as we answer your questions and learn together.  

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Living Truth Center, 1850 Belmore Road
East Cleveland, OH 44112 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Terrific Terrariums

Bring your moms, bring your friends! This easy-going Mother's Day event is FREE for all to attend (and you don't even have to be a mother), but you must RSVP! Join us and Circle East District at the Historic Mickey's Building for an afternoon to learn, create and explore! Plant Man Dan (Dan Meek) will be leading the Terrarium Workshop and will be available to answer all your houseplant questions. Complimentary photo booth and brunch-themed snacks included. Free stemmed flowers for all that attend, we can't wait to see you! Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is required! Due to the...

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Earth Day in EC

Celebrate Earth Day in EC! Celebrate Earth Day with Mary Kay (of Rhythmic Artistry) and other environmentally focused partners at the Historic Mickey's Building for an afternoon to learn, create and explore! Mary Kay will be leading a terra cotta pot painting class (yours to keep), while other partners including Food Strong, Coit Road Farmers Market, Vel Scott, and more, will be sharing knowledge and tips on how to plant, grow and how to become stronger stewards of the Earth! Free seed packets for all that attend, we can't wait to see you! Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is required....

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Fun With Fungi

Join us for some mycelium madness this March as we explore mushrooms in all of their wonderful forms! Experience samples, learn about the mushroom growing process from Akron Fungi, paint mushroom designs on garden stones, create DIY flower pots made from harvested mushrooms with RedHouse Architecture and enjoy tunes from DJ David Eons on a fun Sunday exploring all mushrooms have to offer! Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is required. We reserve the right to take photos of attendees at the event and use them for any noncommercial purpose.

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Cleveland Solar Cooperative – East Cleveland Solar Round Table

Join Cleveland Solar Cooperative, Solar United Neighbors and more for a discussion on how we can build responsible economic development in East Cleveland through solar energy. With current federal laws and potential state level changes now is the time to work together and own our energy future!

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Lakeside Baptist Church, 12600 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 4112 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Blacklight Roller Disco 2.0

Returning for a second month due to high demand, join us for a Sunday funday of rollerskating with Rollin’ Buckeyez and DJ ICEMAN, DIY blacklight body painting station, blacklight resin casting with Morgan Ferweda, plus light refreshments! Skate rentals will be provided at no cost, but feel free to bring your own if you've got 'em! Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is required. We reserve the right to take photos of attendees at the event and use them for any noncommercial purpose.

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Blacklight Roller Disco

Join us for a Sunday funday of rollerskating with Rollin’ Buckeyez and DJ ICEMAN, DIY blacklight body painting station, blacklight resin casting with Morgan Ferweda, plus light refreshments! Skate rentals will be provided at no cost, but feel free to bring your own if you've got 'em! Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is required. We reserve the right to take photos of attendees at the event and use them for any noncommercial purpose.

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Lighting and Sparks Spectacular

Join us for a Spectacular Sunday Funday that warms you to the core! Enjoy a variety of demonstrations and activities that bring you up close and personal with lightning & sparks, and meet an array of creators who work with light in all of its various forms. Check out the Tesla Orchestra to not only experience some unreal musical selections, but learn about the underlying technology at play. Experience projection art and techniques in video mapping from Splendid Dimensions. Enjoy samples of cocktails and mocktails that use the science of flame! Meet the Makers Alliance for hands-on soldering demonstrations and...

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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East CLE Alive! Presents: Día de Muertos Story Telling Brunch

Join Alma Vision: Cultura y Más and Ingenuity Cleveland, plus storytellers from across Latin America, in this special Día De Muertos event. Join Alma Vision founders Alex Corona and Lilly Corona Moreno, Hector Castellonos of Cleveland's annual Día de Muertos Parade, and others for memories, music and more! We'll gather in the historic Mickey's building to break bread and share in traditional Mexican refreshments while listening, learning, and sharing in stories, experiences and offerings surrounding this beautiful cultural tradition from a range of perspectives. Participation is FREE, but pre-registration is requested! We reserve the right to take photos of attendees...

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Butoh by the Lake: Walking Tour & Dance Performance in Lake View Cemetery

Join us in Lake View Cemetery for an outing that blends movement with History, Dance & meditation. Meet at Historic Wade Chapel for a walking tour imbued with the subtle and meditative art of Butoh Dancing, led by Hope Shultz & Company, along with docents from the Lake View Cemetery. Enjoy a unique window into this Japanese art form that explores the dualities of life and death, against the splendid backdrop of the Tiffany-built Wade Chapel and landscape. Route is outdoors but paved and should be accessible for wheelchairs and similar; includes gentle slope. Light refreshments provided. No experience necessary,...

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Wade Memorial Chapel, 12316 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
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Ingenuity Cleveland & East Cleveland Alive! Present: Artist 2X2

Join us for an artist talk unlike any other you’ve experienced! Two artists invite you to paint along in the creation of your very own masterpiece, while learning about their differing creative journeys, techniques and styles. All materials including paint and canvas provided, along with light refreshments. No experience necessary, but pre-registration is required. We reserve the right to take photos of attendees at the event and use them for any noncommercial purpose.

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Community Event 3.0

Thank you to all members of the East Cleveland Community who joined us for the final Community Event! Our journey in the neighborhood placemaking process is nearing its culmination, and it's been an incredible experience to see the East Cleveland community come together with such passion and dedication. Your insights, dreams, and feedback have been the driving force in shaping a brighter, more vibrant neighborhood in East Cleveland. As reached our final community meeting, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you who participated.

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Ingenuity Cleveland & East Cleveland Alive! Present: Mix it Up

From analog to digital, check out an interactive & experimental live demonstration showcasing everything you've ever wanted to see (well, almost ...) in music production. Join us in East Cleveland's newest community space for a recording deep dive with all the fixin's. Make yourself a totally sweet sundae, kick back and help splice some tunes! Join us on Friday, August 25th, from 6-8 pm, as we celebrate the emergence of the Circle East neighborhood that beckons you to call it home. This event promises a FREE, unforgettable evening, featuring Sweet Treats and Sick Beats. Indulge in the creation of your...

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Cleveland Solar Cooperative Know Your Bill Event

We hope you can join us to learn all about the energy market in Ohio, how it puts constraints on our power (literally and figuratively), resources to help lower your energy burdens, and – most importantly – why community-owned solar is critical for building our collective power. Don't forget to bring your energy bills so we can discuss what you're actually paying for when you pay your utility bills. Everyone is welcome - invite your friends and family!

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Lakeside Baptist Church, 12600 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 4112 United States
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Public Open House

What are your favorite placemaking ideas for the Circle East District? The Cuyahoga Land Bank extends our gratitude to everyone who attended the second community event for the Connect East Cleveland placemaking process. Approximately 50 individuals participated in the open house event held in the newly renovated first floor space in the Mickey’s building. Based on feedback received during the first public event back on April 20th, the design team developed different options for public art, crosswalks, green spaces, and other placemaking elements to share with the community. Attendees had the opportunity to choose—and create!—their favorite design options at their...

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Neighborhood Walking Tour

A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Neighborhood The Cuyahoga Land Bank welcomed local residents and members of the East Cleveland community to join together for a Walking Tour of the Circle East District focus area. Starting at Mickey’s building, over 15 participants walked and talked together as we envisioned future improvements for green spaces, sidewalks, and public art.

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Mickey’s Building, 12550 Euclid Ave
East Cleveland, OH 12550 United States
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Community Event 1.0

What do you envision for East Cleveland’s future public spaces? Thanks to all members of the East Cleveland community who attended the first public event for Connect East Cleveland's visioning process. Connect East Cleveland is an interactive process to reimagine and rebuild the public spaces in East Cleveland through community collaboration. Starting at the western gateway to the city, the process will focus recommendations around the Circle East development led by the Cuyahoga Land Bank.

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Salvation Army, 1507 Doan Ave
East Cleveland, OH 44112 United States
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