MRN Ltd.



+/- 20 acres



1 million sf


Land Uses:

retail, restaurants, grocer,

hotel, student housing,

residential, cultural,

transit & open space


Uptown University Circle

Uptown at University Circle is a mixed use TOD in the cultural hub of Cleveland, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Severance Hall, home of the Cleveland Orchestra. The plan engages the existing RTA Red Line stop and the HealthLine Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor on Euclid Avenue to create a retail, cultural, arts, and entertainment district linked by transit to downtown. Uptown has become the heart of the neighborhood, providing a complimentary destination to the cultural facilities in the area, and an amenity for adjacent Case Western Reserve University and University Hospital.


While many new mixed use developments tear down and build again anew, the design and development team for Uptown worked diligently to preserve and reuse a majority of the existing buildings and structures on the site. With existing buildings set back from Euclid Avenue with surface parking lots, infill mixed use development utilzed this land to celebrate Euclid Avenue as a “main street.” The project team worked closely with the two international designers responsible for the extension to the Cleveland Institute of Art and new Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Collaborating with these designers, these two cultural facilities became anchors along Euclid Avenue and the termini of an activated pedestrian alley linking new development with adaptively reused residential towers.


The project depicted hereon is a project of Cooper Carry, Inc. Richard J Flierl was principal-in-charge of this project while employed by Cooper Carry, Inc.