30 Years of Historical Advancement

2011: The 128,000-square-foot MidTown Tech Park building opens at East 69th Street and Euclid Avenue.

Reached an agreement with Federal Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation to re-evaluate the proposed plan to close the Carnegie and Prospect Innerbelt ramps.
2010: MidTown Cleveland designated an Ohio Hub of Innovation and Opportunity in support of the Health-Tech Corridor.

Received a $3M Job Ready Site (JRS) grant for the MidTown Tech Park.
2009: MidTown Cleveland participates in a feasibility study conducted by AngelouEconomics resulting in the creation of the Health-Tech Corridor.
2008: MidTown designated one of four Cuyahoga County Innovation Zones.

MidTown Cleveland, Inc. receives RTA’s Business Partner of the Year award for work on the ECTP.
2007: MidTown celebrated its 25th Anniversary and the completion of the ECTP bus rapid transit HealthLine.
2006: Working closely with the City of Cleveland and Regional Transit Authority (RTA), construction on the new $200M Euclid Corridor Transportation Project (ECTP) began in MidTown.
2005: MidTown Cleveland’s new transit supportive zoning code, supportive of the Euclid Corridor Transportation Project and MidTown’s Master Plan, is adopted by the City of Cleveland.
2004: An updated master plan, “Beyond 2005: A Vision for MidTown Cleveland,” is adopted by the City of Cleveland.
2003: MidTown is awarded a $3M Clean Ohio grant to assemble and remediate land between East 57th to East 59th Streets on Euclid Avenue.
2002: MidTown Cleveland, Inc. celebrated 20 years by conducting a branding exercise resulting in a new logo and website.
2001: East 55th Street Inter-Neighborhood Committee addressed issues of security, visual quality and infrastructure improvements along this main street.
2000: MidTown helped dedicate the Colonel Young Square Memorial & Park located at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Prospect Road.
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.
1989: American Red Cross builds its new headquarters on Euclid Avenue.
1988: Presidential Citation for Private Sector Initiatives given to Mort Mandel, Premier Industrial for leadership of MidTown Corridor.

Carnegie Avenue repaving project is completed.
1987: MidTown’s Security Committee successfully petitioned for an anti-prostitution ordinance to create a safer neighborhood.
1986: Published design guidelines manual to encourage high-quality exterior building improvements.
1985: “Operation Pride” resulted in more than 100 visual quality improvements.
1984: Upper Prospect Avenue is placed on National Register of Historic Places.
1983: MidTown created its first “Dirty Dozen” list reporting, tracking and eliminating blighted buildings and properties.

MidTown stakeholders contributed funds to begin land banking of key properties.
1982: MidTown Corridor founded by Mort Mandel, Tom Roulston and local business leaders.