The 2020 Brooklyn Master Plan was a public planning process to identify the desired future for the Brooklyn community. The plan embraces the City’s existing strengths, its excellent interstate access, central location near Downtown Cleveland and Hopkins International Airport, major commercial and employment centers, and quality residential neighborhoods. Building on these assets will allow Brooklyn to move strongly into the next decade.

Brooklyn logoBrooklyn City Council unanimously adopted the 2020 Master Plan at their February 8, 2021 meeting. The Master Plan will help guide development and decision-making in the City over the next decade.

photograph of public meeting #1 in BrooklynThe Brooklyn Master Plan focused on a wide range of issues, including land use along major corridors, an outdated zoning ordinance, commercial and industrial redevelopment, transportation and connectivity, and upgrading City facilities. The process was slowed by the COVID-19 Pandemic and while initial meetings were held in-person, the project incorporated multiple virtual components including virtual meetings, virtual presentations, and online surveys to incorporate public engagement to complete the project.

The City has eagerly begun implementation of the Master Plan, pursuing a new website and City-wide branding strategy, working jointly with the City of Parma and the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland to study the Brookpark Road Corridor, completing additional study and design for new facilities in the Civic Campus, and pursuing potential implementation of Cuyahoga Greenways identified trail connections.

The Master Plan has identified the community’s priorities and provided support and focus to the City’s actions over the next 10 years.

Master Plan Overview

The following Virtual Public Presentation from the final public engagement event of the planning process provides an overview of the full Master Plan document.