University Circle Gateway
Our client was approached by University Circle Inc. to consider the development of a gateway project at the transition of the Cleveland Clinic campus into University Circle. Drawing in two additional developers due to the project’s scale and complexity, we collaborated and developed a conceptual master plan for multi-family housing, retail and the relocation of the Children’s Museum into a jewel-like box at the base of the office tower. Structured parking was integrated into a mass behind the office/ residential block adjacent to John Hay High School.
The Stearns Road site was developed for apartment housing with a C-shaped mass and a large cutout to provide a rooftop deck with views of the Wade Lagoon and the Cleveland Museum of Art. This mass also creates a matching bookend to the apartment tower to the south of Euclid Ave. on Stokes Blvd., creating a true physical ‘gateway’ to the district.
To the east, tall condominium towers are proposed with views to the Museum and lake Erie, providing a density that Cleveland Plain Dealer Architecture Critic Steve Litt argues is vital to the integrity of University Circle.