Metro West Community Development Organization, MetroHealth Invite Residents to Give Input on Clark-Fulton Master Plan
Residents, business owners, and people who work or play in Clark-Fulton are invited to share their feedback on a comprehensive plan for the community.
This plan is the result of a year of resident and stakeholder engagement. It seeks to create a holistic vision for the Clark-Fulton Community centered on five guiding principles: Equity and Wellbeing, Connected and Inclusive, Identity and Expression, Resilient and Sustainable, and Togetherness.
“The past year has taken a toll on our neighborhood and residents, as it has on people across the world,” says Ricardo Leon, Executive Director of Metro West Community Development Organization. “In spite of these challenges, our neighborhood has been hard at work planning for what comes next for our community. We’re so proud of our culture, our resiliency, and our ability to look towards the future, even in the midst of the pandemic. We hope that folks will come out to share their input, but also just to be together again after so much time apart.”
Events take place over three days:
Clark-Fulton Together Community Meeting
Thursday, June 10, 5-7pm
The Family Ministry Center
3389 Fulton Road, Cleveland, OH 44109
This is an in-person community meeting in which planning firm, WRT, and Metro West Community Development Organization (MWCDO) share specific recommendations for housing, transportation, health and wellness, arts and culture, technology, and economic opportunities with members of the community. This is a chance for residents and other stakeholders to provide input before the plan is finalized. Food and refreshments will be provided to participants!
Clark-Fulton Together Open House
Saturday & Sunday, June 12-13, 1-5pm
The Phunkenship Yard
3332 West 32nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44109
This is an outdoor, family-friendly, and interactive weekend event for the community to meet the project team and provide your input and feedback on the master plan vision, goals, and recommendations. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with a series of community organizations that are currently working in Clark-Fulton, providing support and services to residents and business owners.
No registration is needed for this open house-style event.
About Metro West Community Development Organization
Metro West Community Development Organization provides comprehensive community development services to the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio. Our mission is to revitalize our neighborhoods, celebrate our history, and strengthen collaboration, diversity and redevelopment.
Metro West Community Development Organization has partnered with the Office of Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana, MetroHealth System, the Cleveland Foundation, and the City of Cleveland to produce this resident-driven community master plan for the Clark-Fulton neighborhood. Together, these partners form the Core Team that has supported and guided this year-long study, which is envisioning strategies to create a more healthy, equitable and sustainable future for the vibrant and diverse community of Clark-Fulton.
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it.
The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees go to work each day with a mission of service, to their patients and to the community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system serves more than 300,000 patients, two-thirds of whom are uninsured or covered by Medicare or Medicaid.
MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.
As an academic medical center, MetroHealth is committed to research and to teaching and training tomorrow’s caregivers. Each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
Knowing that good health is about much more than good medical care, MetroHealth has launched the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ (Health, Opportunity, Partnership, Empowerment), which uses a coordinated, collaborative and strategic approach to help patients with non-medical needs such as healthy food, stable housing and job training.
The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.
For more information, visit metrohealth.org.