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O H I O C I T Y I N C O R P O R AT E D

2525 Market Avenue, Suite A Cleveland, Ohio 4 4 1 1 3

Ohio City Incorporated is a nonprofit Community Development Corporation that works to meet the needs of everyone in our neighborhood. Our staff works tirelessly to provide programming that makes the community a stronger, safer, and happier place. Each year, we invest over $400,000 and countless hours into programs that address the needs of our diverse and engaged community. We are working to drive new investments; preserve the historic feel of the neighborhood; and promote an inviting urban neighborhood for businesses, residents, families, and guests. For more information, visit ohiocity.org/whatwedo

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S A F E T Y I N I T I AT I V E S OCI facilitates programs such as the Safety Camera Initiative, GOLD

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Home Safety Audit Match Progam, and the Ohio City Improvement Corporation - all part of a proactive approach to neighborhood safety. OCI

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I M P O R TA N T N U M B E R S Emergency.....................................................................................911 Police Dispatch (Non-Emergency)...................... 621-1234 Second District Police..............................................623-5205 Fire (Non-Emergency).................................................621-1212 EMS (Non-Emergency)........................................... 623-4545 Poison Control................................................. (800)222-1222

Animal Control.............................................................664-3069

OCI advocates, plans, and fundraises for projects

and Nonprofit Dialogues,

including parks and green

OCI provides communication

spaces, road infrastructure,

and support for residents,

neighborhood wayfinding,

nonprofit groups, and

and public art. Some current planning projects include the Lorain Avenue protected

and have recently established

bicycle track and streetscape,

a resident-led Community

and the Irishtown Bend park

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project.

EVENTS & MARKETING

Near West Recreation hosts

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year-round youth programming,

OCI provides assistance to

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Development Corp.) to address resident concerns.

SA F E TY T I PS : Do your part to keep Ohio City safe by following these easy safety tips: - Turn porch lights on each night.

- If an incident occurs. file a police report immediately.

- Don’t leave valuables in your car.

- Connect to information & resources at nearwestsafety.org

SA F E TY C A M E RAS : The Ohio City Safety Camera Initiative is a growing network of cameras that provides an extra layer of safety in Ohio City by deterring crime, and provides police footage to aid in the investigation of crimes. To submit a request for footage, visit nearwestsafety.org

City Hall.......................................................................... 664-2000 Mayor’s Action Center............................................ 664-2900

Through groups such as neighborhood block clubs

businesses. We also host

meetings (with Tremont West

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regular community meetings,

also hosts quarterly safety

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H O M E SA F E TY AU D I TS : In partnership with the Second District Police, free Home Safety Audits are available to all Ohio City residents. Participants are eligible for a reimbursement of 50% of expenditures on safety improvements, up to $250. Details at nearwestsafety.org

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Each year, OCI presents an

Chuckholes, Snow Removal.................................. 664-2510

serving over 1,000 children

businesses, connecting them

in Ohio City home tour, and

Cleveland Public Power........................................... 664-3156

annually in Cleveland’s Near

to resources and opportunities.

the Ohio City Street Festival.

Dominion East Ohio Gas......................................... 361-2345

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Health Department...................................................664-2300 Illuminating Company...................................(800)589-3101 Parks & Playgrounds...............................................420-8300 Sewers/Catch Basins.................................................664-2513

A M BASSA D O R P RO G RA M : The Ohio City Improvement Corporation ambassadors provide safety and maintenance services that include patrolling the district, removing litter and graffiti, addressing public disturbances, providing safety escorts, and more. To request ambassador assistance, call:

Street Light Outages...................................................621-LITE

(216) 241-4949

Tree Trimming/Removal.........................................664-3104 Waste Collection........................................................ 664-2397 Water Department................................................... 664-3060 Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack...........664-2691 Ward 15 Counciman Matt Zone.......................... 664-4235 BULK TRASH IS COLLECTED ON FIRST PICKUP OF THE MONTH

HOUSING RESOURCES D E S I G N R E V I E W: Much of Ohio City falls within a Historic Landmark District. Because of this, changes to the exterior of your home may require approval from the City of Cleveland’s Landmarks Commission. Changes made without this approval may result in a citation. To see if your project requires review, visit planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/designreview

West side neighborhoods

OCI also provides technical

OCI also provides support for

through sports leagues and

support to home and property

events such as Station Hope,

programs. OCI also hosts an

owners to aid in the permitting

Open Air in Market Square, and

annual spring break camp for

and design review processes.

Ohio City Stages. OCI markets

youth at Lakeview Terrace,

Our staff also advocates for

the neighborhood and West

and is a part of MyCom, a

new housing development and

Side Market through digital

program that promotes youth

the rehabilitation of existing

& print communications and

empowerment and engagment.

housing stock.

social media.


Welcome to Ohio City!

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For more informaton, visit nearwestfamilynetwork.org

C A R N EG I E W E ST L I B RA RY: One of the city’s most historic libraries sits right in the center of Ohio City. The Carnegie West Library features a newly renovated children’s section, and regular cost-free programming for youth and adults. For more informaton, visit cpl.org

FA M I LY S U P P O RT: Support such as family services, meals, supplies, and clothing are available through Ohio City’s many nonprofit and religious organizations. For a list of services available, visit ohiocity.org/services

C H I L D C A R E : Ohio City is home to many quality schools and childcare facilities. For a full listing, visit ohiocity.org/schools-childcare

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5. Monroe Street Cemetary Monroe Ave. & W. 32nd St.

3. Greenwood Park & Pool W. 38th St. & Bailey Ave.

6. Ohio City Farm Bridge Ave. & W. 24th St.

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2. Frank Novak Park Lorain Ave. & Fulton Rd.

economy by shopping and dining at our 250+ neighborhood restaurants and

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hosts playground crawls, family nights, an annual egg hunt, and other events to bring families together.

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4. Market Square Park W. 25th St. & Lorain Ave.

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network working to make Cleveland’s Near West neighborhoods more family-friendly. They have worked to create a network of adults, parents, and children who provide a foundation for advocacy and opportunities to have fun, share information, and support the people living in the community, or who are considering it. The network

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Tremont West Development Corp, Detroit Shoreway CDC, and Metro West CDC (serving Clark-Fulton, Stockyards, and Brooklyn Centre,) Near West Recreation hosts yearround youth programming, serving over 1,000 children annually. All program fees are sliding-scale or “pay what you can,” with scholarships available for any child living in the program service area. The league serves children ages 4-17, and currently offers baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, boxing, track, lacrosse, and an array of partnership and adult programs.

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T O D AY: Ohio City is home to nearly 10,000 residents, over 250 small businesses, and over 100 nonprofit organizations, as well as legacy institutions such as the West Side Market, Saint Ignatius High School, and Lutheran Hospital. The neighborhood is recognized for its historic housing stock, walkability, connection to public transit, and a network of bike and pedestrian trails. Residents and visitors alike enjoy Ohio City for its plethora of public art, vibrant green spaces, and welcoming community.

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H I S T O R Y: One of Cleveland’s oldest neighborhoods, Ohio City (formerly the City of Ohio) was founded in 1818. It became an independant municipality in 1836, and was ultimately annexed to Cleveland in 1854. The West Side Market opened in 1912, becomming a neighborhood anchor for decades to come. Ohio City is also home to a long history of social justice. St. John’s Episcopal Church was one of the last stops on the Underground Railroad, and the first Cleveland-area worship space to open its doors to the LGBTQ community in 1968.

connected to six bus lines, the GCRTA Rapid Red Line train, and five bike share stations.

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W E L C O M E ! It is part of Ohio City Incorporated’s mission to make both long-time and new residents feel welcomed and at home here. We hope this guide will serve as both a warm welcome (or reintroduction) to the neighborhood, and an informational guide to the resources and networks available here. Beginning in 2019, this guide will be mailed to new residents as they move into the neighborhood, and available to anyone who would like to learn more. For more information, visit our offices at 2525 Market Ave. Suite A or ohiocity.org/welcome

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G E T T I N G A RO U N D : Explore the neighborhood by bike, bus, train or foot! Ohio City is

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the West Side Market. For a full list of Ohio City businesses, visit ohiocity.org/guide

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GET INVOLVED

Bridge/Carroll/Jay BridgeCarrollJay@gmail.com

Randall/Whitman/John/ Woodbine kathleen.knittel@gmail.com

Franklin/Clinton franklinclintonBC@gmail.com

Riverview LAC robertsb@cmha.net

Fulton/Lorain/Bailey fultonlorainbailey@yahoo.com

South of Lorain SoLoBlockClub@gmail.com

West 47th St eboehlefeld@gmail.com

Lakeview LAC bradleyp@cmha.net

West 45th- 52nd 4552blockclub@gmail.com

Ohio City Inc. Service Area

N E I G H BO R H O O D B LO C K C LU BS : To encourage a sense of community, and to help disseminate information throughout the neighborhood, Ohio City residents assemble monthly as Block Clubs. These Block Clubs are broken down into nine geographic areas, and each group meets on a designated day each month to discuss neighborhood news, issues, and happenings. Find your Block Club on the map, and contact the e-mail address listed to get connected.

G E T I N FO R M E D : Stay in the know on Ohio City news, meetings, and events! Sign up for the weekly neighborhood newsletter at ohiocity.org/newsletter , and follow along on social media. Ohio City Incorporated also mails a free, quarterly mini-magazine In Your Backyard to our membership list. This publication features more in-depth stories of neighborhood projects and initiatives. There is no charge to become a member of Ohio City Inc., and membership enables residents and businesses within the neighborhood to vote in our annual Board of Trustees elections. Register at ohiocity.org/membership

VO LU N T E E R : Volunteering is a great way to meet your neighbors, get involved, and give back to the neighborhood you call home. There are regular opportunities to volunteer in neighborhood beautification, youth athletic coaching, events, and community engagement throughout the year. To receive updates on volunteer opportunities in the area, register with our volunteer database at ohiocity.org/volunteer

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