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Stantec selected to study Transit-Oriented Development in Cleveland

The study will lay the groundwork for the anticipated bus rapid transit program along the West 25th Street Corridor


Leading global design firm Stantec has been selected by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) to lead the West 25th Street Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Plan. The plan will look at implementation opportunities and the urban design impacts to bus station implementation for the anticipated bus rapid transit (BRT) program along the corridor.

“We are excited to work collaboratively with GCRTA, the City of Cleveland, and community stakeholders along the West 25th Street Corridor to find solutions to encourage thoughtful transit-oriented development that supports the community and the corridor in the future,” said Craig Sklenar, Senior Urban Designer with Stantec’s Urban Places.

Stantec’s planning work will include developing guidelines for bus station design, zoning, planning policy, regulatory approvals, and extensive public and stakeholder engagement. The plan will also examine the integration between future development opportunities and neighborhood connections, following other successful BRT projects in Cleveland: the HealthLine and the Cleveland State Line.

“We are pleased to take the next step in providing a service that’s more efficient for our customers,” says GCRTA CEO and General Manager, India Birdsong. “The West 25th Street Corridor is a priority to GCRTA as well as the Greater Cleveland community, because we can provide the best type of transit possible in a dense, vibrant environment. We are building the framework that encourages new transit-oriented development and that drives economic growth. No doubt, we are also complementing the billion-dollar MetroHealth transformation underway in that corridor and the many planned developments north toward Detroit Road.”

Stantec’s TOD experts from across North America are collaborating on the plan, which is expected to be complete in the fall of 2020. The GCRTA received federal funding for the plan as part of the Federal Transit Administration’s Pilot Program for TOD Planning.

Stantec’s Urban Places team is involved in numerous TOD projects. The team is working with walkability expert Jeff Speck on a TOD master plan at a Boston area site requiring flexibility on Red Sox game days. Stantec also wrote the business case for a 15-kilometre tramway project along Taschereau Boulevard, a major corridor in Montreal, utilizing innovative planning techniques to showcase the development potential along the corridor.

As urban cores continue to grow across the globe, Stantec’s Urban Places team aims to deliver planning and design expertise that provides communities with substantial new economic, social, and environmental value. By blending data, experience, and creativity, the group equips communities with the tools necessary to proactively manage change and shape the future with confidence. Learn more HERE.

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Media Contacts                                              

Trevor Eckart
Stantec Media Relations
Ph (215) 665-7187

Linda Scardilli Krecic
GCRTA Media Relations
Ph (216) 356-3104

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