Appealing Community​

Appealing communities attract and retain dynamic businesses and talent.

Our focus is next-generation allure for working, living, and playing in Greater Cleveland. We work with partners to:

  • Enhance our downtown and waterfronts through inter-connected and inclusive residential, commercial, and public space developments.
  • Invest in neighborhoods for both residential and commercial corridor development aligned with accessible and efficient transit.
  • Encourage resources for expanding amenities including parks, arts and culture, sports, and other recreational offerings.
  • Improve air services for both business and leisure travel.

Enhancing Our Downtown

Transformational developments throughout the business district are underway, from our lakefront to our riverfront and from the west side through the east side. These include residential, commercial, and civic projects as well as public spaces. Taken together, these developments will significantly enhance downtown as a place to work, live, and play.

Investing in Neighborhoods

GCP and Cleveland Development Advisors, our real estate affiliate, work with partners to develop vibrant and thriving neighborhoods that attract diverse individuals and families. We support initiatives, policies, and new funding tools for housing, small business growth, transit-oriented development, and commercial corridor expansion.

Advocating for Amenities

GCP is a catalyst and advocate for ensuring that region has and maintains a vibrant range of offerings in arts and culture, parks and trails, sports and entertainment, and air services. These provide a high quality of life and attract companies and talent to the region.


Cleveland Development Advisors is the real estate development affiliate of GCP. With partners, it identifies, positions, and invests in catalytic, strategic, and transformational projects that promote inclusive, thriving neighborhoods and economic growth. Since inception, it has invested more than $474 million in private capital and New Markets tax credits in 158 projects in Greater Cleveland. The projects have resulted in 7,732 new housing units and 13.6 million square feet of commercial space and generated $4.1 billion of total development.


Greater Cleveland Civic Connection brings key civic and public agencies together to align and advocate for infrastructure development that catalyzes broader economic development. The Civic Connection includes the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, the Port of Cleveland and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. By serving as a forum for public partners and the private sector, Civic Connection enables coordination and connection among initiatives to strengthen the region’s future.

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Recent News

Cleveland unveiled lakefront vision and asks GCP to serve as coordinator for advancing the plans.

Bedrock’s Riverfront Development connected to the Vision for the Valley will transform ~130 acres complementing and connecting to the Sherwin-Williams HQ which completes Public Square, the baseball ballpark renovation, and Irishtown Bend park

Cleveland Development Advisors received a $50M federal new markets tax credit award and invested funds for neighborhood projects including Treo, the West Side Community Arts Center, Waverly and Oak, and lakefront property conservation

Opportunity Corridor opened enabling new development in Central and Fairfax

Metroparks developed connective bike trails through city and public transit funding was protected in the state budget

Cleveland Airport attracted Alaska Airlines and presented a 20-year Master Plan for improvements.