Market District Transit Oriented Development & Wayfinding Plan

Cleveland, OH

Applied Expertise

  • Design Standards
  • Economic Development
  • Public Involvement
  • Urban Design
  • Visioning


With its distinct clock tower and bustling activity, the West Side Market has been a Cleveland landmark for a century. The market is the city’s oldest continuously operating market and attracts more than a million visitors every year who relish its array of fresh meats and produce, organic and ethnic foods. Over time, the patterns of the city have changed; as a result the market is obscured from its surroundings, limiting its potential to generate additional economic benefit in the neighborhood.

peter j. smith & company was retained to develop a Transportation Oriented Development and Wayfinding Plan for the Market District. The strategy is to capitalize on the physical potentials and identify density and economic development opportunities that leverage the success of the market by improving the appearance, circulation and economic vitality of the surrounding area, making it a showpiece for the greater Cleveland Metropolitan area. Featuring an urban design plan, design guidelines and key priority projects, the District is positioned to transform its vision for the future into an exhilarating and attainable urban form.


2012 Outstanding Planning Award for Innovation for Sustaining Places, WNY Section of the Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association

2012 Planning Excellence Award for Sustaining Places, NY Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association

2012 Merit Award - Planning & Analysis, NY Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects

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