Collinwood believes in … TRANSFORMING COMMUNITY BLIGHT INTO COMMUNITY BENEFIT
Others saw a failing social hall. Collinwood saw the home of one of the country’s top indie music venues. Others saw an eyesore, vacant big box store. Collinwood saw the site of the city’s most popular – and first LEED certified – recreation center. Others saw vacant brownstones that needed demolition. Collinwood saw the launching pad for the region’s very first renter equity program.
Time and time again, our community has demonstrated that blight doesn’t have to stay blight. With a little imagination and a lot of hard work, we can transform spaces that others might write off entirely into new neighborhood assets – places where residents, workers and visitors can all come together to engage in community-building activities.
And now we’re about to tackle one of our most transformative revitalization projects to date – the redevelopment of the long-vacant LaSalle Theater into the LaSalle Arts and Media Center. It’s a bold, multi-million dollar investment in a distressed but beautiful 1927 architectural gem is going to pay off big. When complete, the facility will house three new storefronts; a high-tech, multi-use community room and theater space; and six of the most unique apartments in all of Cleveland.
We just celebrated our groundbreaking, but it’s certainly not too late to get involved in this exciting project. Click here to learn more.