Growing Families in Downtown Cleveland a Priority for Alliance

Joseph Marinucci - President, Downtown Cleveland Alliance
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More than 1,000 kids under the age of 14 live in downtown Cleveland.  They’re among the fastest growing demographic in the neighborhood, according to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.  During a roundtable at the City Club of Cleveland Tuesday, Alliance president Joe Marinucci said, to build a base of families living downtown, the city needs more schools there.

“And then there’s micro-interventions as well,” said Marinucci. “For example, we’re going to be looking at, how do we create playgrounds for children in downtown Cleveland?  We know we have to create those types of amenities so families feel comfortable and in essence they can take advantage of the opportunities that we have in downtown.”

The Alliance reports more than 14,000 people now live in downtown Cleveland.

Click here to listen to the entire City Club discussion about the state of downtown.

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