From the Executive Director and Board President



Dear Friends of the Campus District,

Thirty years ago in 1983, the leaders of Cleveland State University (CSU), Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and St. Vincent Charity Hospital came together to create an entity for community improvement. Together with other community and business leaders they founded the St. Vincent Charity Quadrangle – later shortened to the Quadrangle – to become what is now known as Campus District, Inc.

Over the years the group improved safety in the district, offered child care to its employees, marketed the area to attract development and made several plans on how to bridge the Innerbelt trench that sliced through the neighborhood in the early 1960’s.

The district has seen incredible growth and change over the past 30 years, especially within the last 10 years with hundreds of millions of dollars invested by our anchor institutions, businesses, non-profit organizations and real
estate developers.

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, we are happy to share with you in this issue the Board of Directors’ strategic plan for 2014-2016 (see pages 4 and 5). Please read our vision for the future work of CDI, which is to create safe, vibrant neighborhoods throughout the Campus District, increase housing opportunities, redevelop historic buildings
and building infrastructure and amenities that make the neighborhood extremely bikable, walkable and connected to downtown, eastside neighborhoods and perhaps eventually the lakefront. We invite you to join us in this work of creating a Campus District that is “connected, engaged, 24/7."

Sincerely,

Michael Schoop, President of the Board

& Bobbi Reichtell, Executive Director

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Volume 3, Issue 12, Posted 2:03 PM, 12.05.2013