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25Connects: A Transit-Oriented Development Plan for West 25th Street

Delivering a transformative transit-oriented development plan for the City’s West 25th Street corridor

  • Cleveland, Ohio

    Cleveland, Ohio

A transit-oriented development corridor plan creating better access and opportunities for the community

The West 25th Street corridor moves through several neighborhoods on Cleveland’s west side, united but each maintaining unique characteristics, opportunities, and challenges. Our team was engaged to develop a transit-oriented development plan for the corridor that addresses each area with authenticity.

Our approach includes understanding the economic opportunity, collaborating locally with developers, and beginning a design that considers multimodal mobility infrastructure needs, safety, and equitable access to housing, jobs, healthcare, and places of culture and community. Recognizing 21% of households along the corridor spoke Spanish, we built a bilingual engagement strategy—a first of its kind in Cleveland. We quickly learned this was not the best way to engage residents since they weren’t showing up to initial meetings. The team shifted to Spanish-speaking events where residents were more comfortable providing their insights and opinions. We were able to show the client and stakeholders how we could meet the community where they’re at, regardless of language or culture.

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority aims to use this project as an example of integrating transit service with contemporary planning strategies that meet city objectives—from equitable housing and workforce opportunity to placemaking.

At a Glance

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Meet Our Team

Rhonda Bell, Principal

I enjoy providing mobility options and a kinder, gentler environment designed at the human scale.

Ralph DeNisco, Senior Principal

I put my training and experience to work to show people how smart transportation planning creates exciting places that work for everyone.

David Dixon, Vice President, Urban Places Fellow

We help communities manage change to become more livable, equitable, and resilient.
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Aicha Lakhssass, Project Manager, Urban Planning & Design

As planners, we’re responsible for creating environments that enhance the quality of life, bring joy, and preserve the dignity of people.
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Adam O'Brien, Principal

As architects, we’re responsible for making the world better—the greatest reward is knowing your work directly benefits your neighbors.

Steve Potvin, Principal

It’s crucial to have good knowledge of the local culture before diving into its environment.

Craig Sklenar, Associate, Urban Places

From concept to construction, planning requires an eye on the big picture and how each phase or building tells the stories of the people who live, work, and play in our built communities.

Rhonda Bell


Ralph DeNisco

Senior Principal

David Dixon

Vice President, Urban Places Fellow

Aicha Lakhssass

Project Manager, Urban Planning & Design

Adam O'Brien


Steve Potvin


Craig Sklenar

Associate, Urban Places

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