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Newsmaker of the Year: Downtown’s rebirth – December 2016

Downtown Cleveland was ready for its close-up when global media attention gripped the city with three major events, from the Republican National Convention, the NBA championship by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the World Series cliffhanger loss by the Indians. Multiple new projects opened their doors in the city in the run-up to the political convention, but they built on real estate developments that have spanned decades remaking downtown Cleveland. Meantime, new owners took control, or prepared to take control, of major properties that will be retooled in new visions.  Opening of the greener, friendlier Public Square in June after a $50 million renovation did much to reflect the change in downtown from simply an office center to a place to live and play…Read the full article