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 nearly $500 million in private capital and New Markets tax credits in over 160 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, Cleveland Metropark, Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Port of Cleveland, NOACA, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, and the Ohio Department of Transportation. 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.

Recent News

The City of Cleveland selected James Corner Field Operations for the lakefront master plan.

Bedrock and Adjaye & Associates unveiled a $3.5B plan to transform Downtown Cleveland’s riverfront

GCP launched the Cleveland Development Model to stimulate development interest by enabling users to identify major downtown construction and planning efforts

Cleveland was awarded $80M in New Market Tax Credits to fund transformative projects in Greater Cleveland, with CDA receiving $35M.

CSU released its masterplan to embrace the city and make the university more “navigable and connected.”

Cleveland Guardians finalize Progressive Field renovations

Cleveland Metroparks levy was strongly approved by 77% of voters.

Cleveland Airport announced a new Cleveland to Dublin international flight with Aer LIngus and attracted Alaska Airlines for direct service to Seattle.