CLEVELAND - When the $200 million Euclid Corridor was under construction just over a decade ago it came with a "Field of Dreams" type promise of "if we build it they will come." For those traveling the corridor from the Cleveland Clinic to downtown these days are seeing that come to life.
Throughout the 3.5 mile stretch are a number of projects beginning construction or nearing completion starting with the Clinic's new Health Education Campus. A half billion dollar project that will house the Clinic and Case Western's College of Medicine, School of Nursing and School of Dental Medicine when it opens next year.
A few blocks west comes One Midtown, a high-end luxury townhome project that has seen the completion of its first phase while a few blocks away at E. 70th and Euclid Avenue construction has just begun on what will be a Tru Hotel by Hilton.
Nearing completion at East 59th Street are a number of new buildings including the offices at LINK 59 and University Hospitals new Center for Women and Children which is nearing it's grand opening.
"It's incredible how much development we've seen in the ten years since the Healthline came through here and the neighborhood is rapidly transforming," said Jeff Epstein, Executive Director of Midtown Cleveland. "What's interesting is the diversity of what we're seeing in terms of development."
"We're trying to create a complete neighborhood here, a dynamic neighborhood here that really unites downtown and University Circle and we're rapidly now seeing this development now fill in with a diversity of uses that leads to a really active and vibrant neighborhood."
And while Euclid still offers much more space to be developed, they're already looking to see how the pockets they have seen can spread out.
"We're starting to actively do some planning now with some of the other streets to say alright what could Carnegie be, what could 55th be in the future."