Group Project Lakewood Urban Design Workshop Fall 2018

  • Ching-Lun (Don) Chen, M.S. AAD 2019
    Austen Davis, M.R.P. 2020
    Mengyuan Hua, M.R.P. 2019
    Kevin Kim, M.R.P./M.L.A. 2020
    Anna Makido, 2019
    Eden Marek, M.R.P. 2020
    Noah Schumer, M.R.P. 2019
    Leigh Scudder, M.R.P. 2019
    Jacob Soley, B.S. URS 2019
    Shawn Sun, M.Arch. 2019
    Victor Tran, B.S. URS 2018
    Xinglu Zhu, continuing education student
    Rhea Lopes, M.R.P. 2019
  • Class

    CRP 5072 Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop
  • Instructor

    Mitch Glass

Students in this workshop developed an urban design report for the City of Lakewood, Ohio. The report was the 2019 winner of APA Upstate NY’s Best Practice/Outstanding Student Project award.

Through the report, students suggested a 10- to 20-year plan for four key corridors in Lakewood's Ward 4, which shares a municipal boundary with Cleveland along the W. 117th Street corridor. The students' work bridged this boundary through innovative and resilient strategies for economic development, public space, and streetscape interventions as a way of responding to regional and local needs.

Key strategies for improving Corridor 1 were motivated by connecting fragmented land uses and included new housing options for residents of varying ages, sustainable public spaces with stormwater best practices, and improved pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

A main focus for Corridor 2 was to bridge the gap between Lakewood and Cleveland, which students proposed to do through workforce housing and transit-related development, as well as a new industrial/residential/cultural hub.

Suggested work on Corridor 3 centered on transit-oriented development to leverage the Madison-W. 117th Street station and on phytoremediation of a seven-acre brownfield.

For Corridor 4, students proposed development of new housing and public spaces and a redesign of Madison Park to create "Library Plaza."

To view the report, please contact the Department of City and Regional Planning.

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