Group Plan Charrette Announced


2010 LMN Architects, GGN / 1903 Group Plan

Connecting Cleveland: Beyond the Burnham Plan
Tuesday, November 30th
noon – 7pm
Cleveland Public Library, Stokes Wing, Room 218

The Cleveland Group Plan Commission invites you to participate in a design charrette to develop a unified vision for Downtown Cleveland built around signature public spaces and the connections and opportunities that link development projects from the Cuyahoga River, the proposed downtown Cleveland Casino, across Public Square to Malls A, B, C and the new Medical Mart and Convention Center, and onward to the lakefront.

The charrette will be held on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 from Noon until 7pm in Room 218 East/West of the Cleveland Public Library. Take the elevators in the Louis Stokes Wing to the Second Floor (business department) and turn left.

This charrette is an afternoon-long work session, facilitated by the Cleveland City Planning Commission, ParkWorks and the Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. The event is being organized in collaboration with the Cleveland chapters of the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Planning Association.

Your participation is critical to the success of this work. Ideas and recommendations from the Connecting Cleveland charrette will be incorporated into the downtown connections plan being prepared by LMN Architects and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol. LMN and GGN are also working on the Convention Center and Medical Mart project.


  • Noon: Welcome and introductions
  • 12:15 pm: Overview of process and the design assignment
  • 12:45 – 4:30 pm: Work session in small, interdisciplinary design teams
  • 4:30 – 6 pm: Pin-up, drinks and dinner/snacks
  • 6 – 7 pm: Community presentation/conversation, coffee & dessert

If you plan to attend, please RSVP by November 23 to Gina Love Slade at (216) 696-2122 ext. 101 or glove(at)parkworks.org. A briefing document will be sent to all charrette participants a week before the event.

If you have questions in the meantime, please contact Terry Schwarz at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, (216) 357-3426 or tschwarz(at)kent.edu.


CUDC Grand Opening Promo Video

Thanks go out to Kent State’s University Communications and Marketing office for creating this video of our opening reception held September 15, 2010. We were glad to have Kent State president Lester Lefton, the board of trustees and so many of our friends in attendance for the event.

If you weren’t able to attend the opening, please stop by to say ‘hello’ and see our new space at 1309 Euclid Ave., Suite 200. We couldn’t have asked for a better landlord than PlayhouseSquare and we enjoy running into our new neighbors at Moko, our go-to coffee and lunch spot. Although we still have fond memories of the ol’ triangle building, sometimes change can be a good thing.