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This report was prepared at the request of University Circle Inc. (UCI) and Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation (LIRC), and was funded by The Cleveland Foundation. The research was conducted by the Center for Economic Development and the Center for Community Planning & Development at Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Urban Affairs and by the Thriving Communities Institute at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy.

This report presents the findings from a detailed demographic analysis and property conditions assessment. These findings inform program and policy recommendations to guide future efforts to manage development, as well as to stabilize and revitalize the Little Italy and University Circle neighborhoods in Cleveland, Ohio.