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Mike Lydon to speak at Annual Luncheon Forum

Make your reservations today!

The Annual Historic Downtown Cleveland Luncheon Forum is scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel (24 Public Square).

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation, Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation and PlayhouseSquare District Development Corporation are pleased to bring Mike Lydon to speak in Cleveland for this annual benefit.  

Mr. Lydon is an internationally recognized planner, writer and advocate for livable cities.  He speaks and leads workshops on the topics of smart growth, tactical urbanism, planning and social media and complete streets/active transportation.  He is the co-author of a new book entitled Tactical Urbanism, Short Term Action for Long Term Change.

Individual tickets: $70 per person
Corporate Tables: $1500

Thank you to Corporate Benefactor Sponsors of the Annual Luncheon – McGladrey LLP and Sandvick Architects, Inc.

For an invitation and reservation form, click here, or call 216-344-3937 for more information.


Take a Hike

The kickoff to the 2015 Take a Hike tour season is just around the corner!  

Starting Saturday, May 16, 2015, Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation’s award-winning Take a Hike program, presented by Dollar Bank, will again offer five, free, guided walking tours every week of the Gateway District, Warehouse District, Civic Center, Playhouse Square and Canal Basin Park.  Each tour covers the history, culture, interesting trivia and future plans of the neighborhoods, and each tour features actors portraying important Clevelanders from the past.  Admission is free.  Donations are encouraged to help fund future tours.

The Take a Hike program was pleased to be included in Laura DeMarco’s “365 Things to do in Cleveland in 2015: 10 top ways to embrace the warming weather” on  And, Take a Hike is pleased to share the good news that the program is a finalist in Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’s Vibrant City Awards.  To learn more, read Fresh Water’s article here.  

The program is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  The tours also receive generous support from Ohio & Erie Canalway and Downtown Cleveland Alliance. 

17,815 people have enjoyed the tours to date.  Make plans to “take a hike” this year, and join in the fun!

The complete tour schedule can be found here.  

For more information, call 216.771.1994.


Main Street Accreditation

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through the Main Street Four Point Approach®.

“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for their outstanding accomplishment in meeting the National Main Street Center’s 10 Standards of Performance,” says Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center.“ As the National Main Street Center celebrates its 35th Anniversary, it is also important to celebrate the achievements of the local Main Street programs across the country, some of whom have been around since the beginning.  These local programs work hard every day to make their communities great places to work, live, play and visit while still preserving their historic character.”

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation’s performance is annually evaluated byHeritage Ohio, which works in partnership with the National Main Street Center to identify the local programs that meet ten performance standards.  These standards set the benchmarks for measuring an individual Main Street program’s application of the Main Street Four Point Approach® to commercial district revitalization.  Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, securing an operating budget, tracking programmatic progress and actively preserving historic buildings.

Established by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1980, the National Main Street Center helps communities of all sizes revitalize their older and historic commercial districts. Working in more than 2,000 downtowns and urban neighborhoods over the last 35 years, the Main Street program has leveraged more than $61.7 billion in new public and private investment. Participating communities have created 528,557 net new jobs and 120,510 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 251,838 buildings, leveraging an average of $26.52 in new investment for every dollar spent on their Main Street district revitalization efforts.



Cuyahoga Arts & Culture 2014 Report to the Community

Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation is pleased to share a message from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, which supports the Take a Hike program among many other arts and cultural experiences in Cuyahoga County.

As the public funder for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has invested $125 million in more than 300 organizations and made more than 1,200 grants since 2008.

When this dedicated tax funding was approved by residents in 2006, we promised to put public dollars to work to support thousands of enriching arts and culture experiences in every corner of the county. In this report, you will find inspiring evidence of CAC-funded organizations doing remarkable work to deliver on that promise every day.

It is clear that the nearly 200 organizations that Cuyahoga Arts & Culture funds each year are:

• Enhancing education, by creating learning opportunities for residents of all ages. CAC-funded organizations serve 1.4 million children through educational experiences such as field trips and in-school programs.

• Enriching our quality of life, by funding tens of thousands of events and programs throughout Cuyahoga County. CAC-funded organizations serve nearly six million residents and visitors, and nearly 50% of admissions are free of charge.
• Supporting our economy. CAC-funded organizations support Cuyahoga County’s economy through more than $342 million in direct expenditures, including more than $149 million in salaries; and they support nearly 9,000 jobs.

We hope you will share this report with your colleagues and friends, so that we can expand our reach and tell more people the story of how public investment in arts and culture is making our community an exceptional place to call home. Please visit to view and share the report.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Karen Gahl-Mills
Executive Director



Friday, April 10th – Cleveland Indians Home Opener, Cavaliers Home Game Expected to Draw Many Visitors to Downtown Cleveland

The City of Cleveland and the Gateway District are excited to welcome all dedicated fans to the downtown area this Friday, April 10th for the Cleveland Indians Home Opener against the Detroit Tigers at 4:10 PM and the Cleveland Cavaliers game vs the Boston Celtics at 7:30 PM.

The combination of downtown Cleveland residents, visitors and working professionals in the same area is expected to be a busy time; therefore, the City of Cleveland and other downtown area partners would like to provide the attached tips to make your experience memorable and enjoyable.

Please click here to view travel tips and parking restrictions, and click here for a helpful map.

To view Gateway District restaurant and bar information, click here. 

Have fun cheering on the Indians and Cavaliers, and enjoy all that the Gateway District has to offer during your visit!  



Cleveland Indians Game Group Outing

With the Indians Home Opener just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Spring and baseball!

Join your friends and neighbors from the Warehouse District and Gateway District for a Cleveland Indians game group outing.
Tuesday, June 23rd
Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers
$19.00 per ticket

See the reservation form for all the details, and be sure to make your reservations with complete payment by May 18th.

Please note Thirsty Parrot vouchers are no longer available due to the great response to date, although all are welcome to come to the Thirsty Parrot for the opportunity to meet one another.  If you have not made your reservations yet, Indians game tickets ARE still available.  Thirsty Parrot vouchers are NOT.  

Go Tribe!

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