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Mission & Vision

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Statement of Values

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Planning Process

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Introduction

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People

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Promotion

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Policy

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MISSION & VISION

Miss i o n We l e a d t h e d eve l o p m e nt o f O h i o C i t y by c o l l a b o ra t i n g to a d d r e s s t h e n e e d s o f a d ive r s e c o m m u n i t y o f e n ga ge d p e o p l e, d r iv i n g n ew i nve s t m e nt s i n a n d p r e s e r v i n g t h e q u a l i t y o f a h i s to r i c p l a c e, a n d p r o m o t i n g a n i nv i t i n g u rb a n n e i g h b o rh o o d f o r a l l .

Visio n O h i o C i t y s t r ive s to b e C l eve l a n d ’s m o s t c o m p l e te n e i g h b o rh o o d , a d e s t i n a t i o n f o r c e l e b ra t i n g t h e c i t y ’s t h r iv i n g c u l t u r e a n d a we l c o m i n g c o m m u n i t y f o r a l l p e o p l e t o m a ke a h o m e, ra i s e a f a m i l y, s t a r t a b u s i n e s s , s e r ve o t h e r s , a n d l ive a f u l l l i f e.

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S TAT E M E N T O F VA L U E S

A s we p u r s u e o u r m i s s i o n , O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d i s c o m m i t t e d t o ke e p i n g t h e f o l l ow i n g c o r e v a l u e s i n m i n d . O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d b e l i eve s i n :

H istor y:

E quity:

Up h o l d i n g t h e l e g a c y o f O h i o C i t y by p r e s e r v i n g t h e h i s t o r i c f a b r i c o f t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d , b o t h p hys i c a l a n d s o c i a l .

C r e a t i n g a n d m a i nt a i n i n g a n e i g h b o rh o o d t h a t p r ov i d e s e q u a l opportunities for all, with particular focus on affordability and r e m ov i n g b a r r i e r s t o l iv i n g a s u s t a i n a b l e l i f e.

Diversity:

C e l e b r a t i n g a n d e m b r a c i n g t h e d ive r s i t y o f a l l r e g a r d l e s s o f a ge , c u l t u r a l b a c k g r o u n d , e c o n o m i c c i r c u m s t a n c e s , ge n d e r, ge n d e r i d e n t i t y & e x p r e s s i o n , r a c e, r e l i g i o n , o r s e x u a l o r i e nt a t i o n .

Incl usivity:

E n g a g i n g t h e O h i o C i t y n e i g h b o rh o o d i n o n go i n g d i a l o g u e t o u n d e r s t a n d t h e i m p a c t o f p r o g r a m s , i n i t i a t ive s , a n d d eve l o p m e n t p r o j e c t s o n a l l r e s i d e nt s a n d s t a ke h o l d e r s .

Ur ba nism :

P r a c t i c i n g, p l a n n i n g f o r, a n d p r o m o t i n g t h e b e l i e f t h a t c i t y l i f e o f f e r s v a l u e a n d m e a n i n g t o eve r yo n e t h r o u g h s o c i a l , e c o n o m i c , r e c r e a t i o n a l , a n d e nv i r o n m e n t a l b e n e f i t s .

C ollaboratio n :

Pa r t n e r i n g w i t h n e i g h b o r s , b u s i n e s s e s , a n d e x t e r n a l s t a ke h o l d e r s t o b u i l d a n d l eve r a ge c a p a c i t y, a c h i eve s u s t a i n a b i l i t y, a n d c r e a t e n e i g h b o rh o o d i m p a c t .

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PLANNING PROCESS O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d (O C I ) p a r t n e r e d w i t h S t r a t e g y D e s i g n P a r t n e r s ( S D P ) t o f a c i l i t a t e t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n’s s t r a t e g i c p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s . S D P wo r ke d c l o s e l y w i t h a s t e e r i n g c o m m i t t e e c o m p r i s e d o f s t a ke h o l d e r s f r o m t h e O C I b o a r d a n d s t a f f, r e s i d e n t s , l o c a l b u s i n e s s e s , n o n p r o f i t s , a n d t h e p u b l i c s e c t o r. T h e s t e e r i n g c o m m i t t e e g u i d e d d e c i s i o n s a b o u t w h o t o e n g a ge t h r o u g h o n e - o n - o n e i n t e r v i e w s a n d f o c u s g r o u p s a n d s h a p e d a b r o a d- b a s e d s u r ve y t o g a t h e r feedback from all Ohio City constituents.

EXTERNAL ENGAGEMENT I n o r d e r t o ge t r e s p o n s e s f r o m a b r o a d a r r ay o f s t a ke h o l d e r s , m u l t i p l e m e t h o d s o f o u t r e a c h we r e e m p l oye d . T h e n e e d f o r i n t e g r a t i n g t h e d ive r s e p e r s p e c t ive s o f O h i o C i t y ’s r e s i d e n t s , b u s i n e s s e s , p a r t n e r s , a n d v i s i t o r s w a s e s s e n t i a l f o r s h a p i n g a n i n c l u s ive p l a n t h a t p r i o r i t i z e s n e e d s a n d o p p o r t u n i t i e s b a s e d o n au t h e n t i c i n p u t .

I N T E RV I E W S : S D P c o n d u c t e d 3 0 i n t e r v i e w s t h a t i n c l u d e d r e s i d e n t l e a d e r s ,

b u s i n e s s ow n e r s , f u n d e r s , p u b l i c s e c t o r p a r t n e r s , a n d i n s t i t u t i o n a l p a r t n e r s . T h e i n t e r v i e we e s d i s c u s s e d O C I ’s s t r e n g t h s , a r e a s o f i m p r ove m e n t , t h r e a t s t o t h e organization and neighborhood, future opportunities, equity & inclusion, and a f f o r d a b i l i t y.

FO C U S G R O U P S : S D P f a c i l i t a t e d e i g h t f o c u s g r o u p s t h a t r a n g e d f r o m 4 -1 0 r e p r e s e n t a t ive s f r o m : A r t s & C u l t u r e ; B u s i n e s s & C o m m e r c i a l ; E d u c a t i o n ; I n c l u s iv i t y; L a ke v i e w E s t a t e s ; R ive r v i e w E s t a t e s ; a n d t h e We s t S i d e M a r ke t . Q u e s t i o n s f o r e a c h f o c u s g r o u p we r e s h a p e d a r o u n d e x p e r i e n c e , p e r c e p t i o n , i d e n t i f y i n g n e e d a n d o p p o r t u n i t y, a n d O C I ’s r o l e m ov i n g f o r w a r d .

CO M M U N I T Y S U RV E Y: I n o r d e r t o b e n c h m a r k i n f o r m a t i o n b a s e d o n p a s t

r e s p o n s e s , t h e s t e e r i n g c o m m i t t e e u s e d a n u p d a t e d ve r s i o n o f t h e s u r ve y c o n d u c t e d during the last strategic planning process, with additional questions added. English a n d S p a n i s h ve r s i o n s o f t h e s u r ve y we r e d i s s e m i n a t e d b o t h o n l i n e a n d t h r o u g h p a p e r c o p i e s a s we l l a s d i s t r i b u t i o n t o l o c a l n o n p r o f i t s , b u s i n e s s e s , a n d p u b l i c a ge n c i e s , a n d s t a f f a l s o p a r t i c i p a t e d i n a H e a l t h Fa i r a t R ive r v i e w E s t a t e s a n d t h e O h i o C i t y S t r e e t Fe s t iv a l . Wh e n c o m p l e t e d , 8 5 0 p e o p l e r e s p o n d e d t o t h e s u r ve y, a 32% increase from the previous planning process, with an increased response from underrepresented populations.

INTERNAL ENGAGEMENT S D P a l s o e n g a ge d O C I ’s b o a r d a n d s t a f f t h r o u g h i n t e r v i e w s a n d s e p a r a t e r e t r e a t s . At e a c h r e t r e a t , S D P wo r ke d w i t h t h e l e a d e r s h i p t o e x p l o r e t h e v a r i e t y o f d y n a m i c s t h a t e x i s t w i t h i n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d – f r o m d ive r s e p o p u l a t i o n s w i t h d i f f e r i n g n e e d s t o a f f o r d a b i l i t y, f r o m c o m m e r c i a l d e ve l o p m e n t t o e d u c a t i o n . T h e d i s c u s s i o n h e l p e d p r i o r i t i z e t h e f o c u s a r e a s o f t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d t h e r o l e O C I s h o u l d p l ay i n a d d r e s s i n g t h e m .

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INTRODUCTION

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INTRODUCTION

O ve r t h e p a s t t h r e e ye a r s , O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d h a s wo r ke d h a n d- i n - h a n d w i t h s t a ke h o l d e r s t o h e l p m a i n t a i n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s g r ow t h a n d i m p r ove t h e q u a l i t y o f l i f e and place in Ohio City while also capturing both local and national attention. During this t i m e, o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n a l a c c o m p l i s h m e n t s i n c l u d e :

G r ow i n g Ne a r We s t Re c r e a t i o n t o s e r ve ove r 1 ,0 0 0 c h i l d r e n a n d t e e n s a c r o s s C l e ve l a n d ’s n e a r we s t s i d e w i t h n o b a r r i e r s t o e n t r y ( i n p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h Tr e m o n t We s t D e ve l o p m e n t C o r p o r a t i o n , D e t r o i t S h o r e w ay C o m m u n i t y D e ve l o p m e n t O r g a n i z a t i o n s , a n d M e t r o We s t C o m m u n i t y D e ve l o p m e n t O f f i c e . ) Re au t h o r i z i n g a n d e x p a n d i n g t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s S p e c i a l I m p r ove m e n t D i s t r i c t f o r a n e w t h r e e -ye a r t e r m , n e a r l y d o u b l i n g i t s s c o p e a n d b u d g e t . P a r t n e r i n g w i t h C l e ve l a n d Po l i c e D e p a r t m e n t ’s S e c o n d D i s t r i c t t o c r e a t e a h o m e s a f e t y au d i t p r o g r a m , a n d r a i s i n g ove r $ 3 0,0 0 0 t o b e g i n i m p l e m e n t a t i o n o f a n e w neighborhood safety camera system. Wo r k i n g w i t h d e ve l o p e r s t o b u i l d ove r 6 0 0 u n i t s o f h o u s i n g, i n c l u d i n g t h e a p p r ov a l o f ove r 6 0 u n i t s o f a f f o r d a b l e h o u s i n g. P r o m o t i n g f a m i l y- f r i e n d l y h o u s i n g o n v a c a n t l o t s i n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d i n t e r i o r b y l au n c h i n g a s i n g l e f a m i l y h o m e p r o g r a m . B r i n g i n g b a c k t h e O h i o C i t y S t r e e t Fe s t iv a l , a t t r a c t i n g ove r 1 5 ,0 0 0 p e o p l e t o t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d t o c e l e b r a t e e ve r y t h i n g O h i o C i t y h a s t o o f f e r. I n c r e a s i n g t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n’s s o c i a l m e d i a r e a c h t o n e a r l y 5 0,0 0 0 t o t a l f o l l owe r s a c r o s s Fa c e b o o k , I n s t a g r a m , a n d T w i t t e r. S i m u l t a n e o u s l y, g r ow i n g t h e We s t S i d e M a r ke t ’s s o c i a l m e d i a r e a c h t o ove r 1 62 ,0 0 0 f o l l owe r s .

O u r b o a r d a n d s t a f f r e a l i z e t h a t t h e r e i s s t i l l m u c h wo r k t o d o. O h i o C i t y i s a t o n c e o n e o f C l e ve l a n d ’s m o s t r a c i a l l y a n d s o c i o - e c o n o m i c a l l y d ive r s e n e i g h b o r h o o d s , w h i l e s i m u l t a n e o u s l y o n e o f i t s m o s t s e g r e g a t e d . O h i o C i t y i s g r ow i n g, ye t s i t s a t r o u g h l y o n e t h i r d o f i t s p e a k p o p u l a t i o n . Wh i l e n e a r l y $ 5 0 0 m i l l i o n i n p r iv a t e a n d p u b l i c d o l l a r s h ave b e e n i nve s t e d ove r t h e p a s t s e ve n ye a r s , t h i s h a s a l s o r e s u l t e d i n d i s p l a c e m e n t a n d unintentional consequences. Wi t h a t r u l y d ive r s e p o p u l a t i o n c a l l i n g o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d h o m e , o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n w i l l wo r k t o e n s u r e t h a t a l l r e s i d e n t s o f O h i o C i t y h ave t h e a b i l i t y t o b e n e f i t f r o m t h e i nve s t m e n t s taking place around us.

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PEOPLE

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PEOPLE O h i o C i t y c o nt i n u e s t o b e d e f i n e d by i t s g r e a te s t a s s e t – i t s p e o p l e. We c e l e b ra te t h e d ive r s i t y o f o u r r e s i d e nt s i n ra c e, a ge, e t h n i c i t y, s e x u a l o r i e nt a t i o n , i n c o m e, a n d i n m a ny d i f f e r e nt w ays . We w i l l wo rk to i m p r ove t h e q u a l i t y o f l i f e f o r a l l o f o u r r e s i d e nt s a n d p r ov i d e o p p o r t u n i t i e s f o r e nte r t a i n m e nt , e m p l oy m e nt , a n d r e c r e a t i o n t h r o u g h o u t t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d . To e s t a b l i s h m o r e m e a n i n g f u l r e l a t i o n s h i p s w i t h O h i o C i t y ’s s t a ke h o l d e r s , o u r o rga n i z a t i o n w i l l evo l ve f r o m o u t r e a c h to e n ga ge m e nt . We w i l l b e i nte nt i o n a l a n d c o m m i t t e d t o h e a r i n g t h e vo i c e s o f t h o s e wh o a r e m o s t m a rg i n a l i z e d i n t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d t o e n s u r e t h a t t h e y f e e l we l c o m e a n d v a l u e d . S a f e t y wa s o n e o f t h e p r i m a r y c o n c e r n s we h e a r d f r o m s u r vey r e s p o n d e nt s d u r i n g o u r o u t r e a c h p r o c e s s . A s s u c h , O C I w i l l c o nt i n u e to d eve l o p a n d i m p l e m e nt p r o a c t ive s a f e t y p r o g ra m s l i ke t h e S a f e t y Au d i t P r o g r a m a n d t h e S a f e t y C a m e ra I n i t i a t ive. By a c t iv a t i n g t h i r d s p a c e s , we w i l l wo rk to f o s te r c o m m u n i t y. O h i o C i t y i s t h e t h i r d l a rge s t e m p l oy m e nt c e nte r i n t h e C i t y o f C l eve l a n d , a n d b o a s t s n u m e r o u s q u a l i t y e d u c a t i o n a l o p t i o n s . Ye t , o u r r e s i d e nt s s t i l l s u f f e r f r o m h i g h e r p ove r t y ra t e s t h a n t h e r e s t o f t h e c i t y, a n d m a ny a r e d i s c o n n e c te d f r o m t h e j o b o p p o r t u n i t i e s p r e s e nt w i t h i n a n d n e a rby t h e i r ow n n e i g h b o rh o o d . O C I w i l l c o n n e c t a n d b e t t e r l eve ra ge t h e v i t a l a s s e t s o f o u r n e i g h b o rh o o d to a dv a n c e e c o n o m i c o p p o r t u n i t y f o r o u r r e s i d e nt s . F i n a l l y, to m e e t i t s p o t e nt i a l , O h i o C i t y m u s t c r e a te a n e nv i r o n m e nt t h a t a d d r e s s e s t h e h e a l t h o f i t s p e o p l e . W h i l e we a r e f o r t u n a te to h ave s eve ra l p r e m i e r h e a l t hy l iv i n g p a r t n e r s , O h i o C i t y s t i l l f a c e s m a ny o f t h e c h a l l e n ge s to we l l n e s s s e e n i n o t h e r u rb a n n e i g h b o rh o o d s . O C I w i l l e x p a n d a n d d ive r s i f y a f o c u s o n h e a l t hy l iv i n g to p r o m o te we l l n e s s f o r n e i g h b o rh o o d r e s i d e nt s .

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Goal #1

O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d w i l l wo r k t o m e a n i n g f u l l y e n g a g e a l l m e m b e r s a n d s t a ke h o l d e r s o f t h e O h i o C i t y n e i g h b o r h o o d , a n d i n t e n t i o n a l l y f o c u s o n h e a r i n g t h e vo i c e s o f t h o s e w h o a r e m o s t m a r g i n a l i z e d . R a t h e r t h a n s i m p l y b r o a d c a s t i n g o u r wo r k t o m e m b e r s o f t h e c o m m u n i t y, O C I w i l l b u i l d , g r ow, a n d m a i n t a i n r e l a t i o n s h i p s . T h i s w i l l h e l p O C I b e c o m e a b e t t e r r e s o u r c e f o r a l l r e s i d e n t s a n d s t a ke h o l d e r s , c o n n e c t i n g t h e m t o s e r v i c e s t h a t p o s i t i o n them to meet their needs and enhance their quality of life..

Connect and Empower Block Clubs:

We l c o m e Ne w c o m e r s :

O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d w i l l wo r k w i t h i t s s t r o n g n e t wo r k o f b l o c k c l u b l e a d e r s t o l e ve r a ge t h e e n e r g y o f t h e i r m e m b e r s , w h i l e h e l p i n g t o b r o a d e n a n d d ive r s i f y t h e i r m e m b e r s h i p . O C I w i l l a l s o c o nve n e O h i o C i t y-w i d e b l o c k c l u b l e a d e r m e e t i n g s t o support these efforts.

We w i l l d e ve l o p a c o m p r e h e n s ive we l c o m e p a c ke t i n c l u d i n g a l i s t o f s e r v i c e p r ov i d e r s , amenities, businesses & resources. This p a c ke t w i l l b e av a i l a b l e t o b o t h n e w a n d current residents, ensuring that they are aw a r e o f t h e s e n e i g h b o r h o o d a s s e t s a n d resources.

Convene Beyond Block Clubs:

L e v e r a g e Pa r t n e r s & I n s t i t u t i o n s :

We w i l l c r e a t e a C o m m u n i t y E n g a ge m e n t Committee of the Board, focused on eliminating barriers to participation and c r e a t i n g a p r o d u c t ive a n d o p e n c o m m u n i t y d i a l o g u e.

We w i l l wo r k t o f o s t e r c o n t i n u e d partnership with neighborhood groups such a s t h e O h i o C i t y No n p r o f i t D i a l o g u e s , t h e M e r c h a n t s A s s o c i a t i o n , Ne a r We s t Fa m i l y Ne t wo r k , C M H A , a n d o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d institutions.

Ra i s e Aw a r e n e s s o f I n e q u i t i e s : O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d w i l l wo r k w i t h s t a ke h o l d e r s a n d o r g a n i z a t i o n a l p a r t n e r s t o r a i s e aw a r e n e s s o f i n e q u i t i e s i n o u r neighborhood. These efforts will include o r g a n i z i n g d ive r s i t y t r a i n i n g f o r b o a r d , s t a f f, a n d c o m m u n i t y l e a d e r s .

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E X PA N D & I N N O VAT E T O S U P P O R T S A F E T Y

Goal #2

O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d i s c o m m i t t e d t o b e i n g p r o a c t ive i n a d d r e s s i n g c o m m u n i t y s a f e t y c o n c e r n s . We w i l l e v a l u a t e w ay s t o i m p r ove t h e s a f e t y o f o u r p hy s i c a l e nv i r o n m e n t , a n d c c o n t i n u e t o wo r k w i t h l aw e n f o r c e m e n t , r e s i d e n t s , b u s i n e s s e s , a n d s t a ke h o l d e r s t o a g g r e s s ive l y a d d r e s s c r i m i n a l a c t iv i t y.

S t a ff f o r S a f e t y S u p p o r t : O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d a n d Tr e m o n t We s t D e ve l o p m e n t C o r p o r a t i o n w i l l h i r e a j o i n t s a f e t y c o o r d i n a t o r, w h o w i l l f o c u s on community engagement and outreach, and build relationships with the City of C l e ve l a n d C o m m u n i t y Re l a t i o n s b o a r d a n d t h e Po l i c e.

Increase Imrpovement District E ff e c t i v e n e s s : We w i l l c r e a t e a C o m m u n i t y E n g a ge m e n t Committee of the Board, focused on eliminating barriers to participation and c r e a t i n g a p r o d u c t ive a n d o p e n c o m m u n i t y d i a l o g u e.

E v a l u a t e P h y s i c a l Fa c t o r s : O C I w i l l e x p l o r e a n au d i t p r o c e s s f o r t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s b u i l t e nv i r o n m e n t that includes safety as a f actor including l i g h t i n g, c r o s s w a l k s a n d t r a f f i c .

Source and Share Data: M o n i t o r, t r a c k a n d m a p c r i m e t r e n d s t h r o u g h o u t O h i o C i t y a n d Tr e m o n t a n d s h a r e t h e s e f i n d i n g s w i t h t h e c o m m u n i t y.

C o n t i n u e P r o a c t i v e Pa r t n e r i n g : P a r t n e r w i t h S e c o n d D i s t r i c t P o l i c e, r e s i d e n t s , a n d ke y s t a ke h o l d e r s f o r t a r ge t e d s a f e t y i n i t i a t ive s . E x p a n d s a f e t y p r o g r a m s s u c h a s t h e h o m e s a f e t y au d i t a n d t h e s a f e t y c a m e r a i n i t i a t ive .

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E d u c a t i o n i s a b e d r o c k o f e c o n o m i c o p p o r t u n i t y a n d p l ay s a s i g n i f i c a n t r o l e i n a r a n ge o f q u a l i t y o f l i f e m e a s u r e s . We w i l l wo r k t o c o n n e c t f a m i l i e s t o e x i s t i n g q u a l i t y o p p o r t u n i t i e s , while simultaneously f acilitating dialogue to address educational gaps in the neighborhood. O h i o C i t y r e p r e s e n t s t h e t h i r d l a r ge s t j o b c e n t e r i n t h e C i t y o f C l e ve l a n d a n d i s d i r e c t l y c o n n e c t e d t o o t h e r h u b s b y p u b l i c t r a n s p o r t a t i o n . We m u s t c o l l a b o r a t e w i t h p a r t n e r s t o p r o m o t e e q u i t a b l e e m p l oy m e n t o p p o r t u n i t i e s a n d l i n k r e s i d e n t s t o m e a n i n g f u l wo r k a t a l l p h a s e s o f l i f e.

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O r g a n i ze , Pa r t n e r, a n d P r o m o t e :

L e v e r a g e N o n -P r o f i t P e e r s :

We w i l l p r o m o t e q u a l i t y e d u c a t i o n opportunities by assisting neighborhood s c h o o l s a n d o t h e r yo u t h - f o c u s e d organizations to distribute education information, and promote new quality options.

We w i l l wo r k t o f o s t e r c o n t i n u e d partnership with neighborhood groups such a s t h e O h i o C i t y No n p r o f i t D i a l o g u e s , t h e M e r c h a n t s A s s o c i a t i o n , Ne a r We s t Fa m i l y Ne t wo r k , C M H A , a n d o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d institutions.

C o n n e c t E d u c a t o r s t o t h e Ne i g h b o r h o o d :

Connect to Employers:

We w i l l p a r t n e r w i t h t h e M i a m i Un ive r s i t y Ur b a n Te a c h i n g C o h o r t t o p l a n a n educational journey for teachers and administrators led by neighborhood l e a d e r s . Ad d i t i o n a l l y, O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d w i l l wo r k t o e n s u r e s c h o o l s k n ow w h a t r e s o u r c e s e x i s t t o s u p p o r t students.

We w i l l e n g a g e O h i o C i t y ’s n e t wo r k o f e m p l oye r s t o d e ve l o p a s t r u c t u r e t o m a ke c o n n e c t i o n s a n d r e c r u i t l o c a l e m p l oye e s .

Support Senior Ser vice: We w i l l wo r k t o b e t t e r e n g a g e o u r s e n i o r r e s i d e n t s w h o w a n t t o wo r k o r vo l u n t e e r, a n d p r o m o t e vo l u n t e e r i s m t h a t a l i g n s w i t h i n d iv i d u a l s k i l l s e t s .


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S U P P O R T H E A LT H Y L I V I N G

Goal #4

O h i o C i t y ’s w a l k a b i l i t y a n d a c c e s s t o r e c r e a t i o n e n a b l e r e s i d e n t s t o l ive a h e a l t hy l i f e s t y l e. H owe ve r, p o l l u t i o n , l e a d , a n d o t h e r e nv i r o n m e n t a l f a c t o r s o f f e r c au s e f o r c o n c e r n . T h e o r g a n i z a t i o n w i l l e x p a n d a n d d ive r s i f y i t s f o c u s o n s u p p o r t i n g h e a l t hy l iv i n g b y l e ve r a g i n g n e i g h b o r h o o d a s s e t s , a d d r e s s i n g l e g a c y e nv i r o n m e n t a l c h a l l e n g e s , a n d f a c i l i t a t i n g t h e increase of nutritious and affordable food options.

B u i l d o n Wa l k a b i l i t y a n d Re c r e a t i o n O p t i o n s : We w i l l d e ve l o p a n d a d v a n c e w a l k a b i l i t y a n d c o n n e c t iv i t y p l a n s f o r g r e e n s p a c e s , recreational spaces and schools, including m a p p i n g a m e n i t i e s o n t h o s e r o u t e s . We w i l l a l s o a s s e s s a n d p l a n f o r i m p r ove d s a f e t y f o r w a l k i n g a n d c yc l i n g, i n c l u d i n g t r e e s , sidewalks, lanes, and paths.

Address Legacy Threats: O C I w i l l e n g a ge gove r n m e n t a n d n o n profit partners to identify and address e nv i r o n m e n t a l c h a l l e n g e s i n r e s i d e n c e s a n d t h e b u i l t e nv i r o n m e n t . T h o s e i n c l u d e housing conditions that threaten safety a n d l a r ge r t h r e a t s s u c h a s t h e c o l l a p s e o f I r i s h t ow n B e n d i n t h e C uy a h o g a R ive r.

P o s i t i o n t h e We s t S i d e Ma r ke t t o Re a c h P o t e n t i a l : We w i l l p a r t n e r w i t h t h e C i t y o f C l e ve l a n d t o l e ve r a g e r e s o u r c e s t o r e i m a g i n e s e c o n d floor spaces into historical and education centers and a demonstration kitchen, a l l ow i n g t h e m a r ke t t o s h owc a s e h e a l t hy cooking and nutrition education.

Nu r t u r e t h e Ne x t G e n e r a t i o n : We w i l l c o n t i n u e t o wo r k w i t h c o r e p a r t n e r s t o f u r t h e r e x p a n d a n d d ive r s i f y intergenerational programming options, as we l l a s g r ow i n g t h e vo l u n t e e r b a s e, r e s o u r c e s , a n d p r o g r a m m i n g o f Ne a r We s t Re c r e a t i o n . We w i l l a l s o b u i l d o n t h e s u c c e s s o f o u r i n i t i a l 2 0 1 6 S p r i n g Ja m by creating a series of camps targeted at children & teens.

Fa c i l i t a t e M o r e He a l t h y Fo o d O p t i o n s : We w i l l c o n t i n u e t o r e c r u i t a n d s u p p o r t h e a l t hy f o o d p r ov i d e r s a n d i n c r e a s e o u r e f f o r t s t o m a ke h e a l t hy f o o d av a i l a b l e t o l ow- i n c o m e f a m i l i e s .

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PLACE O h i o C i t y i s t h e l a s t ve s t i ge o f t h e C o n n e c t i c u t We s te r n Re s e r ve wh i c h f o u n d e d t h e C i t y o f C l eve l a n d ove r 2 2 0 ye a r s a go. T h i s u n i q u e a r ra n ge m e nt l a i d t h e g r o u n d wo rk f o r s o m e o f t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d ’s m o s t r e c o g n i z a b l e a n d a dv a nt a ge o u s p hys i c a l f e a t u r e s . Na r r ow s t r e e t s a n d a r e l a t ive l y i nt a c t a l l ey n e t wo rk a l l ow f o r r e m a rk a b l y f ew d r iveways , i m p r ov i n g w a l k a b i l i t y. A s t r e e t n e t wo rk d eve l o p e d a s a s p o ke a n d h ub p a t te r n a r o u n d F ra n k l i n C i r c l e a l l ow f o r i nte r e s t i n g a n g l e s a n d te r m i n a t i o n v i s t a s t h a t h e l p c r e a t e a s e n s e o f p l a c e. P r ox i m i t y t o t h e wa te r f r o nt a n d D ow ntow n g ive r e s i d e nt s u n p a ra l l e l e d a c c e s s to j o b s a n d a m e n i t i e s . O h i o C i t y h a s f o u r n a t i o n a l l y r e g i s t e r e d h i s t o r i c d i s t r i c t s t h a t , wh e n c o m b i n e d , c r e a te t h e l a rge s t l o c a l l a n d m a rk s d i s t r i c t w i t h i n t h e C i t y o f C l eve l a n d a n d h e l p p r e s e r ve t h e m o s t i nt a c t c o l l e c t i o n o f Vi c t o r i a n r e s i d e nt i a l a n d c o m m e r c i a l a r c h i te c t u r e i n t h e C i t y o f C l eve l a n d . T h i s u n i q u e c o m b i n a t i o n o f h i s t o r i c a s s e t s a n d c h a r a c te r a l o n g w i t h a n a dv a nt a ge o u s l o c a t i o n a n d s m a r t p l a n n i n g , h ave a l l p l aye d a l a rge p a r t i n wh a t a t t ra c t s p e o p l e t o m ove t o a n d i nve s t i n t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d . T h i s a l s o c r e a te s i n h e r e nt te n s i o n b e t we e n p r e s e r v i n g t h e ve r y h i s to r i c c h a ra c te r t h a t i s i nte g ra l to O h i o C i t y ’s i d e nt i t y a n d b a l a n c i n g t h e b e n e f i t s o f s m a r t g r ow t h i n t h e f a c e o f m a rke t d e m a n d . O C I w i l l l e a d t h i s i m p o r t a nt e f f o r t t o e n s u r e t h a t o u r n e i g h b o rh o o d ’s h i s t o r y a n d v a l u e s , i n c l u d i n g a f f o r d a b i l i t y a n d e c o n o m i c d ive r s i t y, a r e m a i nt a i n e d wh i l e s e r v i n g a s a b r i g ht s p o t o f r e s i d e nt i a l a n d c o m m e r c i a l g r ow t h w i t h i n t h e c i t y. A s we n av i ga t e t h e s e c h a l l e n ge s a n d o p p o r t u n i t i e s , O h i o C i t y i s a l s o p r e s e nt e d w i t h a u n i q u e o p p o r t u n i t y to p l a n a n d i m p l e m e nt a c o m p r e h e n s ive c o n n e c t iv i t y p l a n t h a t w i l l e n h a n c e b o t h t h e p hys i c a l a n d s o c i a l f a b r i c o f t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d , r e i n f o r c i n g a n d r e b u i l d i n g c o n n e c t i o n s to o u r n a t u ra l a s s e t s , o u r r e g i o n a l t ra n s p o r t a t i o n sy s t e m ( i n c l u d i n g n a t u r e t ra i l s ) , a n d p r o m o t i n g g r e e n a n d e f f i c i e nt p l a n n i n g p r i n c i p l e s t h a t b e n e f i t o u r r e s i d e nt s a n d o u r r e g i o n a s a wh o l e.

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DESIGN A CONNECTIVITY PLAN

Goal #1

O h i o C i t y w a s o r i g i n a l l y c o n s t r u c t e d a s o n e o f C l e ve l a n d ’s m o s t w a l k a b l e n e i g h b o r h o o d s . O ve r t h e c o u r s e o f t i m e, a s p e c t s o f t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s i n f r a s t r u c t u r e we r e a l t e r e d w h i l e n e g l e c t a n d d e m o l i t i o n e r o d e d t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s h i s t o r i c c h a r a c t e r, a n d h i g hw ay s p hy s i c a l l y s e p a r a t e d p a r t s o f t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d . M a ny s t r a t e g i c i nve s t m e n t s h ave r e v i t a l i z e d O h i o C i t y ’s m a i n c o m m e r c i a l d i s t r i c t a n d c r e a t e d c o r r i d o r s o f o p p o r t u n i t y a n d g r ow t h . We will utilize green, equitable infrastructure to reconnect nodes along those corridors with t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d i n t e r i o r. .

Un i t e L a ke v i e w & Ri v e r v i e w w i t h L a r g e r Ne i g h b o r h o o d : We w i l l e n g a ge r e s i d e n t s o f L a ke v i e w E s t a t e s a n d L a ke v i e w Towe r t o c r e a t e a p l a n f o r b e au t i f i c a t i o n a n d c o n n e c t iv i t y t o n e i g h b o r h o o d a m e n i t i e s . We w i l l a l s o e n g a ge r e s i d e n t s o f R ive r v i e w Towe r t o ensure they are better connected to the O h i o C i t y Fa r m a n d I r i s h t ow n B e n d .

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Pa r t n e r o n P r o a c t i v e Pa r k i n g : A s d e ve l o p m e n t c o n t i n u e s , p a r k i n g pressures will continue to be felt. OCI w i l l d e ve l o p a n e i g h b o r h o o d-w i d e p a r k i n g strategy that will maximize use of existing spaces. OCI will also explore the potential f o r s t r u c t u r e d o p t i o n s , a s we l l a s d i s t r i c t parking in commercial areas that f acilitates proper land use.

Ti e i n t o Tra i l Ne t w o r k :

L e v e r a g e t h e Vi s u a l A r t s :

Ohio City Incorporated will continue to wo r k a l o n g s i d e a t e a m o f s t a ke h o l d e r s o n a n i n c l u s ive p l a n n i n g p r o c e s s t h a t w i l l t r a n s f o r m I r i s h t ow n B e n d f r o m a n u n s t a b l e h i l l s i d e i n t o a 2 0 - p l u s a c r e r ive r f r o n t p a r k , p r ov i d i n g a c c e s s t o a n e m e r g i n g t r a i l n e t wo r k .

O C I w i l l l e ve r a g e e x i s t i n g a r t s r e s o u r c e s , a n d t h e l e g a c y i nve s t m e n t o f t h e C r e a t ive Fu s i o n m u r a l p r o j e c t , t o c o n t i n u e u s e o f p u b l i c a r t t o c r e a t e c o n n e c t i o n s b e t we e n neighborhood spaces and people.


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Goal #2

O h i o C i t y b o a s t s ove r 3 0 0 i n d e p e n d e n t s m a l l b u s i n e s s e s , w h i c h a r e e s s e n t i a l t o t h e c u l t u r e o f t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d . A s r e n t s b e g i n t o r i s e , m a ny r e t a i l e r s w i l l b e u n a b l e t o a f f o r d s t o r e f r o n t s w i t h i n O h i o C i t y. We w i l l d e ve l o p c r e a t ive s o l u t i o n s t o c r e a t , a t t r a c t a n d r e t a i n b u s i n e s s e s t h a t r e f l e c t t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s i n t e r e s t s a n d e n h a n c e t h e d e s t i n a t i o n e x p e r i e n c e.

D e s i g n a Re t a i l D e v e l o p m e n t S t ra t e g y :

Cultivate Creative O ptions:

We w i l l c o n d u c t a n e i g h b o r h o o d r e t a i l s t u dy t o i d e n t i f y g a p s i n c u r r e n t r e t a i l a n d s p e n d i n g p owe r t o b e t t e r c o m m u n i c a t e needs and strengths to potential retailers.

We w i l l wo r k w i t h d e ve l o p e r s o n p r o j e c t s that create opportunity for small retail s p a c e s t o l owe r b a r r i e r s t o e n t r y f o r s m a l l b u s i n e s s ow n e r s .

Ensure Inclusive Business Development:

E m b r a c e Vi s i t o r s :

We w i l l wo r k t o e n s u r e t h a t a l l s e g m e n t s of the community are represented in the n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s r e t a i l s p a c e s . We w i l l wo r k with partners to attract new and support e x i s t i n g m i n o r i t y ow n e d b u s i n e s s e s .

We w i l l h e l p p o s i t i o n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d t o t a ke a dv a n t a g e o f i t s h i s t o r i c c h a r m , a m e n i t i e s , a n d p r ox i m i t y t o D ow n t ow n C l e ve l a n d t o s u p p o r t n e w a n d e x i s t i n g hospitality and attract visitors.

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O h i o C i t y c o n t i n u e s t o b e a l e a d e r i n C l e ve l a n d ’s u r b a n h o u s i n g r e n a i s s a n c e , w i t h c o n s i d e r a b l e m o m e n t u m . I t i s i m p e r a t ive t o p l a n a n d e x e c u t e d e ve l o p m e n t i n a t h o u g h t f u l w ay t o m a i n t a i n t h e c h a r a c t e r a n d d ive r s i t y o f o u r n e i g h b o r h o o d . We w i l l a l s o wo r k t o c r e a t e and maintain affordable housing options while preserving historic neighborhood f abric.

Ma i n t a i n & P r o m o t e A ff o rd a b i l i t y : We w i l l wo r k c o l l a b o r a t ive l y w i t h t h e community to both define affordability go a l s ; a n d a dvo c a t e f o r p o l i c i e s t h a t m a i n t a i n a f f o r d a b l e o p t i o n s . We w i l l p r o a c t ive l y wo r k t o c r e a t e p r o g r a m s t h a t h e l p l o n g- t e r m r e s i d e n t s m a i n t a i n t h e i r h o m e s . We w i l l wo r k w i t h p a r t n e r s t o a dvo c a t e f o r o p t i o n s t o c o m b a t r i s i n g r e a l e s t a t e t a xe s .

Promote Preser vation of H i s t o r i c Fa b r i c :

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We w i l l c o l l a b o r a t e w i t h t h e l o c a l D e s i g n Re v i e w C o m m i t t e e, L a n d m a r k s C o m m i s s i o n , a n d d e ve l o p e r s t o p r o m o t e p l a n s t h a t complement the existing structures of the n e i g h b o r h o o d . We w i l l a d o p t a s e r i e s o f p o l i c i e s g u i d i n g d e ve l o p e r s t o o r i e n t n e w r e s i d e n t i a l c o n s t r u c t i o n t ow a r d t h e s t r e e t a n d a c t iv a t e a l l e y w ay s w h e n p o s s i b l e.

Fa c i l i t a t e S m a r t G r o w t h : Ohio City Incorporated will continue to f a c i l i t a t e d e n s e d e ve l o p m e n t a l o n g o u r t h r e e p r i m a r y t r a n s i t c o r r i d o r s . We w i l l a l s o p r o m o t e s i n g l e f a m i l y a n d t wo - f a m i l y h o u s i n g d e ve l o p m e n t o n v a c a n t l a n d w i t h i n t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d i n t e r i o r, w i t h a d ive r s i t y o f h o u s i n g t y p e s . To a c c o m p l i s h t h i s , we w i l l wo r k w i t h t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d t o c r e a t e n e w d e s i g n a n d d e ve l o p m e n t g u i d e l i n e s .

A n a l y ze t h e Ma r k e t : To g e t h e r w i t h Tr e m o n t We s t , we w i l l c o n d u c t a h o u s i n g i nve n t o r y a n d m a r ke t a n a l y s i s t o p r ov i d e a d ive r s i t y o f h o u s i n g o p t i o n s . We w i l l e v a l u a t e t h e r e c e n t n u m b e r of units built, absorption rates, and the demand for future housing types.


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PROMOTION O h i o C i t y c o nt i n u e s t o b e a n a t i o n a l d e s t i n a t i o n f o r u n i q u e c u l t u ra l , e nte r t a i n m e nt , h i s t o r i c a l a n d c u l i n a r y o f f e r i n g s ; t h i n g s t h a t c a n t ra n s f o r m a n a f te r n o o n v i s i t i nt o a l i f e t i m e l ove a f f a i r. O C I w i l l p u s h to te l l t h e f u l l s to r y o f o u r n e i g h b o rh o o d a n d o u r o rga n i z a t i o n to s t r e n g t h e n t h e s e c o n n e c t i o n s . O u r c o m m u n i c a t i o n s a n d m a rke t i n g e f f o r t s m u s t evo lve to b e t te r c o n n e c t to o u r m o s t i m p o r t a nt a u d i e n c e s – o u r l o c a l r e s i d e nt s , b u s i n e s s e s , wo rke r s , a n d c o m m u n i t y l e a d e r s . O u r o rga n i z a t i o n w i l l m a ke i n c r e a s e d e f f o r t s to r e a c h p e o p l e wh e r e t h ey a r e – wh e t h e r t h a t m e a n s b i l i n g u a l c o m m u n i c a t i o n s , e n ga g i n g m o r e t ra d i t i o n a l m e d i a o u t l e t s , o r o t h e r m e t h o d s to c o n n e c t to o u r l o c a l a u d i e n c e s a n d i n f o r m t h e m o f i m p o r t a nt n e i g h b o rh o o d n ew s a n d t h e v a l u e o f O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o ra te d . We w i l l d eve l o p a c o m p e l l i n g m e s s a ge o n t h o s e wh o h ave wo rke d to m a ke O h i o C i t y a d e s i ra b l e c o m m u n i t y. Ad d i t i o n a l l y, t h r o u g h o u r eve nt s a n d m a rke t i n g , we e n d e avo r to e n s u r e t h a t a l l o f O h i o C i t y i s r e p r e s e nte d i n a way t h a t m a ke s a l l f e e l we l c o m e.

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M A R K E T A S S E T S L O C A L LY & B R O A D LY

Goal #1

T h e wo r k o f O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d h a s h e l p e d e l e v a t e t h e s u c c e s s o f t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d t o a n a t i o n a l s t o r y. We w i l l c o n t i n u e t o p r o m o t e O h i o C i t y b y s h a r i n g m o r e o f t h e wo r k o f o u r o r g a n i z a t i o n a n d u n i q u e s t o r i e s o f t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d w i t h o u r n u m e r o u s au d i e n c e s .

Te l l t h e S t o r y o f O h i o C i t y : Ohio City Incorporated will better utilize existing communication tools to focus on t h e p e o p l e a n d s t o r i e s t h a t m a ke O h i o C i t y u n i q u e.

Te l l t h e S t o r y o f O h i o C i t y I n c . : We w i l l d e ve l o p a p r o a c t ive P R p l a n t o p r o m o t e n e w b u s i n e s s , p hy s i c a l d e ve l o p m e n t , a n d e ve n t s t o a b r o a d e r au d i e n c e.

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S t r e n g t h e n Pa r t n e r s h i p s t h a t Support Ohio City Amenities: We w i l l s u p p o r t m a r ke t i n g e f f o r t s t h a t dy n a m i c a l l y p r o m o t e t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s u n i q u e a m e n i t i e s i n c l u d i n g: We s t S i d e M a r ke t , O h i o C i t y M e r c h a n t s A s s o c i a t i o n , u n i q u e r e t a i l , a r t s a s s e t s , h i s t o r y, O h i o C i t y Fa r m , O h i o C i t y No n p r o f i t D i a l o g u e s , a n d others.


PROMOTION

C O N N E C T O H I O C I T Y I N C . T O E V E R YO N E

Goal #2

O n e o f t h e m o s t i m p o r t a n t r o l e s o f a C D C i s t o p r ov i d e a n o p e n l i n e o f c o m m u n i c a t i o n . We h ave wo r ke d c o n t i n u o u s l y t o s h a r e i n f o r m a t i o n t h r o u g h n e i g h b o r h o o d b l o c k c l u b s , community meetings, print, online, and other forms of engagement. Ohio City Incorporated is dedicated to ensuring it is reaching all residents through a mix of digital, print, and f ace-to-f ace communication.

C r e a t e I n c l u s i v e Me s s a g i n g : We w i l l e n s u r e o u r c o m m u n i c a t i o n s s p e a k t o a l l au d i e n c e s b y a c t ive l y s e e k i n g o u t n e w vo i c e s a n d c o m m u n i t y g r o u p s .

Diversify Our Language: We w i l l e n s u r e r e g u l a r S p a n i s h t r a n s l a t i o n o f m a r ke t i n g c o l l a t e r a l , a n d a s s e s s o t h e r translation needs.

Re a c h E v e r y o n e C o n s i s t e n t ly : We w i l l d e t e r m i n e t h e b e s t m e a n s o f communication with residents and local b u s i n e s s e s t h r o u g h s u r ve y s a n d f o c u s groups.

Me a s u r e M o m e n t u m : OCI will monitor and track communication f o r s u c c e s s a n d a d j u s t a c c o r d i n g l y.

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D R I V E T H E D E S T I N AT I O N

Goal #3

T h r o u g h n e i g h b o r h o o d e ve n t s , we h ave t h e o p p o r u n t iy t o s u p p o r t t h e l o c a l c o m m u n i t y a n d s h owc a s e o u r a s s e t s t o a b r o a d au d i e n c e . To e n s u r e ye a r - r o u n d p r o g r a m m i n g, O h i o C i t y w i l l c o m p l e m e n t o r g a n i z a t i o n a l e ve n t s w i t h e ve n t p a r t n e r s h i p s . We w i l l p r ov i d e l o g i s t i c a l a n d p r o m o t i o n a l a s s i s t a n c e t o p a r t n e r s b r i n g i n g h i g h q u a l i t y e ve n t s t o t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d .

Grow Events that Highlight

Suppor t Events that Suppor t

t h e Ne i g h o r h o o d :

the Organization:

We w i l l c o n t i n u e t o g r ow e ve n t s l i ke t h e O h i o C i t y S t r e e t Fe s t iv a l t h a t s u p p o r t the neighborhood and identify more opportunities that support local businesses a n d t h e e n t i r e c o m m u n i t y.

S t r e n g t h e n Pa r t n e r s h i p s : We w i l l wo r k t o g r ow p a r t n e r s h i p s b e yo n d s i n g l e e ve n t s a n d f i n d w ay s t o i n c o r p o r a t e them into other areas of the organization.

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We w i l l r e f i n e f u n d r a i s i n g e ve n t s t h a t support the mission of the organization, a n d i d e n t i f y o t h e r w ay s t o f u n d r a i s e.


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POLICY By f o c u s i n g o n t h e Pe o p l e , P l a c e , a n d P r o m o t i o n o f t h e c o m m u n i t y, O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o ra te d w i l l f u l f i l l i t s m i s s i o n . Ye t , a l l o rga n i z a t i o n s m u s t a lw ays f o c u s i nte r n a l l y a s we l l . O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o ra te d w i l l f i r m u p t h e f o u n d a t i o n f o r s u c c e s s i n i t s m i s s i o n by s t r e n g t h e n i n g t h e p o l i c i e s r e l a te d to i t s gove r n a n c e, o p e ra t i o n s , a n d c o l l a b o ra t i o n s . T h e s e a c t iv i t i e s w i l l e n s u r e t h e o rga n i z a t i o n i s r u n t ra n s p a r e nt l y a n d e f f i c i e nt l y wh i l e a l s o b e i n g e nt r e p r e n e u r i a l i n ra i s i n g t h e r e s o u r c e s n e c e s s a r y t o d e l ive r i t s m i s s i o n . T h r o u g h s t ra t e g i c c o l l a b o ra t i o n s w i t h ke y p a r t n e r s ; i n c r e a s e d p a r t i c i p a t i o n , d ive r s i t y, a n d t ra n s p a r e n c y i n gove r n a n c e ; a n d s m a r t o p e ra t i o n a l i n n ov a t i o n s , O C I w i l l p o s i t i o n t h e o rga n i z a t i o n f o r l o n g- te r m h e a l t h a n d c o n f i d e n c e i n t h e c o m m u n i t y.

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S T R E N G T H E N I N G C O L L A B O R AT I O N S Tr e m o n t We s t : We w i l l wo r k w i t h Tr e m o n t We s t t o i d e n t i f y issues that transcend both neighborhoods a n d i d e n t i f y o p p o r t u n i t i e s t o wo r k m o r e e f f i c i e n t l y t o ge t h e r t o m e e t b o t h n e i g h b o r h o o d ’s n e e d s .

Ne i g h b o r i n g Pa r t n e r s : We w i l l c o n t i n u e wo r k i n g w i t h n e i g h b o r i n g organizations to partner on services such a s r e c r e a t i o n , i n f r a s t r u c t u r e, t e c h n i c a l a s s i s t a n c e, a n d m a r ke t i n g.

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Goal #1

I n t e r n a l Ne i g h b o r h o o d : We w i l l wo r k t o i d e n t i f y o p p o r t u n i t i e s t o c o l l a b o r a t e t o i n c r e a s e s t a f f c a p a c i t y, and maximize limited resources while c o m p r e h e n s ive l y s e r v i n g t h e n e i g h b o r h o o d we a r e a l l a p a r t o f.


POLICY

ENHANCE GOVERNANCE & COMMITTEES Add Committees to Engage: O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o r a t e d w i l l wo r k t o c r e a t e a d d i t i o n a l c o m m i t t e e s t h a t e m p owe r residents and non-board members to b e m o r e i nvo lve d i n t h e wo r k o f t h e organization and more closely aligned with the strategic plan.

Re f l e c t t h e C o m m u n i t y : We w i l l u t i l i z e b o a r d a p p o i n t m e n t s a n d open staffing positions as an opportunity t o b e c o m e a m o r e d ive r s e o r g a n i z a t i o n . We w i l l p r o a c t ive l y e n c o u r a ge a d ive r s i t y o f residents to run for board.

Goal #2

P l a n f o r Tr a n s p a r e n c y : We w i l l c r e a t e a t r a n s p a r e n t c o m m u n i t y p r o c e s s t h a t p r ov i d e s l e g i t i m a c y f o r O h i o City Incorporated to be a f acilitator of c o m m u n i t y c o nve r s a t i o n s .

I n c r e a s e Me m b e r s h i p & Pa r t i c i p a t i o n : We w i l l i n c r e a s e t h e p r o m o t i o n a n d b e n e f i t s o f m e m b e r s h i p t h r o u g h d ive r s i t y i n m e s s a g e , l a n g u a g e a n d d e l ive r y m e t h o d .

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A L I G N O P E R AT I O N S W I T H S T R AT E G Y E x p l o r e He a d q u a r t e r Re l o c a t i o n : We w i l l e x p l o r e a l t e r n a t e l o c a t i o n s i n p a r t s of the neighborhood where our presence c o u l d b e a c a t a l y s t . T h i s wo u l d a l l ow t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n t o h ave a m o r e a c c e s s i b l e s t r e e t l e ve l p r e s e n c e t h a t w i l l h e l p b u i l d relationships and create opportunities.

Goal #3

Ma n a g e Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n : Identify neighborhood transportation needs a n d p r i o r i t i e s ( i .e . p a r k i n g, v a l e t , e t c . ) , and position the organization to create and manage assets.

E x p a n d & D i v e r s i f y Fu n d i n g S t r e a m s :

Explore Commercial Ownership: Ohio City Incorporated will identify o p p o r t u n i t i e s t o r e d e ve l o p p r o p e r t i e s e x p l o r e b uy i n g g r o u n d f l o o r c o m m e r c i a l s p a c e s , a l l ow i n g u s t o i n c u b a t e a n d g r ow businesses in the neighborhood, while also ge n e r a t i n g r e ve n u e .

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Wo r k w i t h t h e a dv a n c e m e n t c o m m i t t e e t o d e ve l o p a c o m p r e h e n s ive f u n d r a i s i n g strategy that taps into the regional interest in Ohio City and the increasing professionalism of Ohio City Incorporated.


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CONCLUSION O ve r t h e c o u r s e o f 1 8 0 p l u s ye a r s , C l eve l a n d a n d t h e O h i o C i t y n e i g h b o rh o o d h ave s e e n t h e i r s h a r e o f p e a k s a n d v a l l eys . Na t i o n a l t r e n d s , p r ox i m i t y to t h e wa te r f r o nt a n d D ow ntow n , h i s t o r i c c h a r m a n d i t s s u p e r i o r wa l k a b i l i t y h ave a l l p l aye d a v i t a l r o l e i n h e l p i n g t h e l a t e s t w ave o f i nve s t m e nt t a k i n g p l a c e i n O h i o C i t y a n d o t h e r p a r t s o f t h e c i t y. L o n g t e r m p l a n n i n g a n d s t r a te g i c i nve s t m e nt s by O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o ra te d h ave a l s o p l aye d a r o l e i n o u r n e i g h b o rh o o d ’s r e c e nt s u c c e s s e s . O h i o C i t y i s c u r r e nt l y f a c e d w i t h a n o p p o r t u n i t y to h a r n e s s t h e i nte r e s t , g r ow t h , a n d i nve s t m e nt t a k i n g p l a c e i n a u t h e nt i c u rb a n n e i g h b o rh o o d s , b u t to d o s o i n a way t h a t s t ays t r u e t o o u r v a l u e s , e n s u r i n g t h a t g r ow t h o c c u r s e q u i t a b l y; t h a t i t d o e s n o t f o r c e o u t t h o s e w i t h f ewe r c h o i c e s i n l i f e , a n d i n s te a d c o n n e c t s t h e m to m o r e o p p o r t u n i t i e s ; a n d t h a t i t r e s p e c t s t h e ve r y h i s to r y t h a t p l aye d a h a n d i n i t s g r ow t h . O h i o C i t y, wh i c h c u r r e nt l y h a s l e s s t h a n o n e t h i r d o f i t s p e a k p o p u l a t i o n , c a n a n d s h o u l d g r ow – t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d h a s v a c a nt l a n d t h a t a l l ow s n ew r e s i d e nt s to m ove i nt o t h e n e i g h b o rh o o d w i t h o u t p hys i c a l l y d i s p l a c i n g e x i s t i n g r e s i d e nt s . T h i s c a n o n l y h a p p e n w i t h i nt e nt i o n a l p l a n n i n g a n d p o l i c i e s c r e a te d a l o n g s i d e c o m m u n i t y m e m b e r s wh o b e n e f i t f r o m t h e s o l u t i o n s t h ey h e l p c r e a t e. O h i o C i t y I n c o r p o ra te d a s p i r e s t o b e a n a t i o n a l l e a d e r i n c o m m u n i t y d eve l o p m e nt t h a t d e a l s w i t h t h e s e i s s u e s h e a d o n . We l o o k f o r wa r d to c o nt i n u i n g o u r m i s s i o n o f l e a d i n g t h e d eve l o p m e nt o f O h i o C i t y a s a n h i s to r i c , i nv i t i n g u rb a n n e i g h b o rh o o d f o r a l l .

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S T R AT E G I C V I S I O N CO N S U LTA N T S

O H I O C I T Y I N CO R P O R AT E D S TA F F

M i c h a e l G ra h a m S t ra t e g y D e s i g n Pa r t n e r s

A g n e s A k i te C o m m u n i t y P l a n n i n g Ai d

M o n i q u e Wi l l i a m s S t ra t e g y D e s i g n Pa r t n e r s

C h a d B i g ge r s C o m m u n i t y S a f e t y O r g a n i ze r H a t t i e Ko t z Ma r k e t i n g & E v e n t s Ma n a g e r

S T R AT E G I C V I S I O N S T E E R I N G CO M M I T T E E

T h o m a s M c Na i r Executive Director

Chris Schmitt, Co-Chair Na t a l i e L e e k- Ne l s o n , C o - C h a i r A l M a n c u s o, O C I B o a rd H e l e n Q i n , O C I B o a rd B r e n d a n D oyl e , O C I B o a rd Ja d e D av i s , O C I B o a rd Fe l i c i a H a l l , We s t S i d e Ma r ke t M o r d e c a i C a rg i l l C l e v e l a n d Ne i g h b o r h o o d P r o g r e s s Jo a n C h a s e, Re s i d e n t

Carrie Miller D i r e c t o r o f Ne i g h b o r h o o d S e r v i c e s Ke r i Pa l m a Ne a r We s t Re c r e a t i o n Ma n a g e r A s h l ey S h aw E c o n o m i c D e v e l o p m e n t & P l a n n i n g Ma n a g e r Ben Trimble S e n i o r D i r e c t o r o f Re a l E s t a t e & P l a n n i n g C a r r i e Wa l ke r O h i o C i t y Fa r m A m b a s s a d o r

G e n a Au s t i n , C a r e A l l i a n c e G a l e F l u ke r, O h i o S a v i n g s B a n k M a rk R ay m o n d , T h e C l e v e l a n d H o s t e l K a r e n D e s o t e l l , Re s i d e n t A n n G a rl a n d , Re s i d e n t

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