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Cleveland, OH (August 16th, 2023) – After 13 years of service to the Ohio City Neighborhood, Tom McNair, the Executive Director of Ohio City Incorporated, has been tapped by Mayor Bibb to join the administration as the new Director of Economic Development.


In the beginning of April, OCI, in partnership with Campus District Inc., the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, and NEOCH, with funding from The Covid-19 Rapid Response fund, United Way of Greater Cleveland, and the Sisters of Charity Foundation, placed 10 portable toilets at sites located in Ohio City and the Downtown area.


These units are part of a the ongoing efforts to slow the spread of COIVD-19, and will provide a place for anyone in need of a restroom facility to use the restroom in a sanitary way. Each unit has a sink inside the unit for handwashing, and will be cleaned, sanitized, and sterilized on a daily basis. This initial phase of the program represents $60,000 of foundation support to provide safe and sanitary facilities for marginalized populations. The units have been temporarily removed, as we find a way to move forward and make some small changes to the program.



Ohio City Incorporated is excited to announce that we will use the online engagement platform coUrbanize to expand communication and community feedback around planning & development projects taking place in the neighborhood.


This is a shared initiative with Tremont West Development Corporation


The first project we have launched on coUrbanize is a commercial development called COhatch, a co-working and food & beverage concept proposed for 2814 Detroit Avenue.


Follow this project and share your feedback here:

Michaela Lowery, Special Improvement District Manager

Ohio City Improvement Corporation recently received funding for the Special Improvement District. Amidst this funding renewal a new employee, Michaele Lowery, has been brought on to manage the SID.


Michaela is a highly skilled individual from Cincinnati with a passion for community progress and togetherness. She is a two time alumna of Cleveland State University earning a (BA. Public Safety Management '17) and (Ma. Public Administration '19) and is an amazing addition to the OCI and OCIC staff team!

The SID is a great tool to enhance the economic growth of the Ohio City neighborhood. The SID leverages investments made by property owners in the area of Ohio City surrounding its three corridors.

These three corridors consist of West 25th Street, Detroit Avenue, and Lorain Avenue, and are patrolled by safety ambassadors.

Dr. Donald Malone Transp

Dr. Donald Malone, president of Cleveland Lutheran Hospital, has issued a statement of thanks for the volunteerism efforts of multiple individuals in Ohio City.

We would like to thank Dr. Malone for the recognition of Ohio City residents who have put forth their energy into assisting our healthcare workers!


You can read the message by Dr. Malone in full below:

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Some call it one of the longest-tolerated environmental injustices in the city: Residents of Lakeview Terrace for decades have lived with as many as 1,000 trucks a day rumbling through their Ohio City neighborhood, belching exhaust and stirring up dust that accumulates on their cars, window sills and deep in their lungs.

Now there’s a chance, even if a slim one, that residents of one the oldest public housing complexes in the country, could get some relief.

Urban Community School is expanding their campus to include a community health center (in partnership with MetroHealth ,) a day care facility, and athletic courts. Read the full story on

Friday morning the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) announced $47 million in federal transportation dollars to 21 projects including the proposed Lorain Avenue Complete Street Project, a project of the City of Cleveland with partners Ohio City Incorporated, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Councilman Kerry McCormack, Councilman Matt Zone, and NOACA.)

Trevor Clatterbuck, the entrepreneur behind Fresh Fork Market, and local chef & butcher Adam Lambert have partnered up to open Ohio City Provisions- an all-local butcher and grocery in Ohio City. Read the full story on

The Creative Fusion Cohort, presented by the Cleveland Foundation, has brought 6 international and 10 cleveland-based artists together to create 11 public art pieces in the Ohio City neighborhood. Host organizations Ohio City Incorporated, Cleveland Public Theatre, Transformer Station, Cleveland Print Room, and Ingenuity Cleveland have worked to integrate the cohort artists and their work into the community through workshops and events.  

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