Market Avenue - Ohio City, Inc. Offices
Ohio City Incorporated is Located at 3308 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Ohio City Incorporated

Ohio City Incorporated (OCI) is the community development corporation responsible for preserving, promoting and developing the Ohio City neighborhood. OCI serves the community by providing assistance to both neighborhood residents as well as businesses and institutions through the vehicles of advocacy and engagement, community building, marketing, special events, neighborhood planning and housing assistance. Furthermore, OCI is engaged in tenant attraction and retention. The work of OCI is aimed at making Ohio City a vibrant and livable community.


We lead the development of Ohio City by collaborating to address the needs of a diverse community of engaged people, driving new investments in and preserving the quality of a historic place, and promoting an inviting urban neighborhood for all. 


Ohio City is Cleveland's most complete neighborhood, a destination for celebrating the urban experience and an ideal setting to make a home, raise a family, start a business, serve others and live a full life.

Our Focus

Ohio City Incorporated focuses its efforts on People, Place, Promotion, & Policy.

By serving our People, Ohio City Incorporated improves the quality of life in Ohio City by making everyone feel safe, welcome and connected by providing access to meaningful opportunities for enrichment.

By cultivating Place, Ohio City Incorporated  improves the places and spaces within Ohio City, by planning for, attracting, and guiding appropriate physical development.

By leading Promotion, Ohio City Incorporated tells the neighborhood's story in a way that makes stakeholders proud and creates a desire to be part of the community.

By strengthening Policy, Ohio City Incorporated improves organizational efficiency and more effectiveness by strengthening governance, streamlining and supporting operations, and engaging in meaningful collaborations.

Learn more about our impactprogramsstaff and Board of Directors


Download a full version of the organization’s 2017-2019 Strategic Plan.

Download a copy of the organization's 2017 Annual Report. 

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    Storefront Vacancy Decreased

    Storefront vacancy has decreased from 34% to 2% in the Market District over the last three years.