HCDA updates community on progress

Heights Community Development Alliance (HCDA) presented its quarterly progress update to about 50 stakeholders on Jan. 20. HCDA, now a program of FutureHeights, is focusing on three initial project areas within Cleveland Heights: cross promotion of events; economic development, particularly addressing storefront vacancies; and marketing the city.

The group announced a new partnership with CoolCleveland.com and an upcoming Cleveland State University Market Study of the Cedar Lee Business District. It also discussed the results of its citywide survey regarding promotional efforts among Cleveland Heights businesses. HCDA conducted research into successful programs addressing commercial vacancies, and shared options for targeting vacancies here. FutureHeights will host a Cleveland Foundation intern for 11 weeks this summer, who will help develop HCDA programs and funding sources.

HCDA welcomes participation from Cleveland Heights business owners, residents and other stakeholders. For information, visit www.facebook.com/heightscda/ or contact FutureHeights (216-320-1423 or info@futureheights.org).

Karen Kearney

Karen Kearney is a master’s student at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and a CH resident. She is completing her 2015-16 field placement with FutureHeights.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 9:15 AM, 01.31.2016