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, M.S. RS 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
ClassCRP 5072 Land Use, Environmental Planning, and Urban Design Workshop
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.