Gordon Square Arts District - The Detroit Avenue Streetscape


Construction was complete in September 2009 on a $3 million streetscape project to transform Detroit Avenue between West 58th and West 73rd streets with wider sidewalks that will encourage pedestrian traffic and street café dining. Unsightly utility wires were concealed underground, and with new lighting, trees and public art, the enhanced look and feel of Gordon Square expands the horizons and open the sky to visitors and residents.

Ample and accessible public parking is a critical component of the success of the Gordon Square Arts District. To meet future increased demand plans are underway to expand the available number of parking spaces from 159 to 628. A 2006 parking study by Desman & Associates identified several public parking lot opportunities in close proximity to the heart of the District, around W. 65th Street and Detroit Avenue. With generous support from the City of Cleveland, the Arts District completed the following parking projects by the close of 2010:

Expansion of the City parking lot behind the Kennedy Building at W. 65th Street and Detroit Avenue.

Creation of a new public parking lot on Detroit Avenue adjacent to Cleveland Public Theatre.

Consolidation of parking lots behind buildings on the southwest corner of W. 65th Street and Detroit Avenue, and expansion of the City lot behind the Gordon Square Arcade. Lastly after the completion of the Detroit Avenue Streetscape in late 2008, an additional 8 on-street parking spaces was created.