The Streetscape Improvement Plan for Brookpark Road in the cities of Brooklyn, Parma, and the Old Brooklyn neighborhood of Cleveland encompassed a scope of roadway improvements, a streetscape improvement plan, stormwater management ideas, suggestions to enhance business development, and a branding or place-making component.
What resulted through completion of the plan were recommendations to meet those objectives with an emphasis on recasting this commercial hub as a modern, inviting gateway for its communities. Potential funding sources to implement various projects were also provided in the plan.
Brookpark Road Streetscape Improvement Plan
The Brookpark Road Streetscape Improvement Plan was completed in March 2022.
Background and Research
This project was awarded a competitive planning grant from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission because of the potential that this streetscape improvement plan could serve as an example for similar commercial corridors in Cuyahoga County.
The corridor utilizes land for heavy industry, light industry, big box retail, small retail, single and multi-family housing, and a Cleveland Metroparks nature preserve. Additionally, a portion of the corridor lies within a FEMA flood plain. Brookpark Road is a popular destination for manufacturing and retail employment, and the retail sale of a large variety of consumer goods. It is adjacent to I-480 and OH-176; served by three GCRTA bus routes; 13 minutes from the GCRTA Brookpark Rapid Transit Station; 10 minutes from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport; and 10 minutes from downtown Cleveland.
Background research, meetings, and ideas gathered from city leaders, city staff, business owners, and regional stakeholders including the Ohio Department of Transportation, GCRTA, Cleveland Metroparks, and the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District informed and shaped the development of the Plan. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health guidelines for in-person meetings, all interviews and surveys were done online.
We welcome and encourage your questions, comments, and feedback about the Brookpark Road Streetscape Improvement Plan. Please contact our project team with your thoughts: