30 Years of Historical Advancement

1999: A $5.6M reconstruction of East 40th Street is completed, improving access and visual quality.
1998: MidTown Cleveland is recognized by the Brookings Institution as a national success story and a model for urban redevelopment.
1997: MidTown Corridor celebrated its 15th Anniversary and changed name to MidTown Cleveland.

Through a successful public-private partnership, Applied Industrial Technologies (formerly Bearings, Inc.) moved into a new $30M headquarters building on Euclid Avenue, retaining 311 jobs in Cleveland.
1996: The MidTown 2000 Master Plan is published.
1995: Pierre’s Ice Cream constructed a new manufacturing and distribution center on Euclid Avenue on land acquired through MidTown’s Land Assembly Initiative.
1994: Prospect Avenue Redevelopment Project is completed.

MidTown is designated an Empowerment Zone area within Cleveland.
1993: In recognition of its success, MidTown expanded its boundaries north to include Payne Avenue and east to East 79th Street.
1992: First Business After Hours networking event is held.
1991: In conjunction with the Prospect Avenue Redevelopment Project, "MidTown, It’s Working" slogan is created to promote the area.
1990: Cleveland citywide crime stats rank MidTown as one of its safest neighborhoods.