Walking Tour of Downtown Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland transformed: You’ve seen it on TV, now experience it for yourself.

Please join us for an Urban Design Walking Tour on Thursday, September 15 at 6 PM, as we explore the recently transformed public spaces in the heart of downtown Cleveland, get the inside scoop on the revitalized Public Square, walk the Group Plan District, and hear what’s next for building on downtown’s growth.


For the first time in Cleveland’s history, Downtown is a true neighborhood, making the redevelopment and maintenance of Cleveland’s signature public spaces a critical priority.  This walking tour will explore the new Public Square and show the critical connection of Public Square to the Downtown malls. From the viewing station on the roof of the Huntington Cleveland Convention Center you will see that we are finally in a position to connect Downtown to our greatest asset, Lake Erie.  We will see the newly completed Hilton convention center hotel, the Drury Plaza Hotel in the rehabilitated Cleveland Municipal Schools building, and the completion of development on the lakefront working hand in hand with the investment in public space infrastructure to drive downtown’s growth. 

The tour will start and end at the new Rebol Café on Public Square. Plan to linger after the tour for drinks and food on Rebol’s patio overlooking the water feature on Public Square.

The tour will be hosted by Harvard Law School and Harvard Graduate School of Design alums:

§  Jeremy Paris: Executive Director, Group Plan Commission (the non-profit that coordinated the Public Square project) 

§  Mary Ann Lasch, FASLA, Midwest Region Practice Leader for Planning and Landscape Architecture for AECOM

Tour details:

§  Please rsvp to mary.ann.lasch@aecom.com

§  Date and time: Thursday, September 15, 6 PM, Meet at patio of Rebol Café on the southwest corner of Public Square

§  $10 fee to be collected at the walk.

Parking is available across from the Renaissance Hotel at Superior and W. 3rd.


11:00AM - 1:00PM Thu 15 Sep 2016, Eastern timezone


Rebol Cafe
101 W Superior
Cleveland, OH 44113

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