Cleveland Public Square Redevelopment

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Municipal/Civic, Sports and Recreation

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Independence Construction
Group Plan Commission
LAND studio
Owner's Agent
Project Management Consultants
Owner's Representative
James Corner Field Operations
Osborn Engineering

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This project transformed the 10 acre space in the heart of Downtown Cleveland into an iconic urban park, complete with an event lawn, a speaker's terrace, a centered water feature, and a café.

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument remains as the iconic feature in approaching the Square from Euclid Avenue. The pedestrian walkway system integrates the Monument into the overall park and enhances accessibility to it. A distinctive paving pattern ties the perimeter walks with diagonal walkway ribbons extending from each corner and merging at the center of Public Square to create a pedestrian plaza.

Extensive relocation of the City’s major infrastructure systems that converged at the center of Ontario Street and Superior Avenue was a critical part of the project.

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