From The Master Plan - Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
The Pearl/State Triangle Opportunity Site is located in the southern end of the Old Brooklyn Downtown District just south of the Pearl/Broadview Intersection.
The Pearl/State Triangle area is a critical location in the Downtown Area. It is highly visible and has many valuable community services located within it, including the South Brooklyn Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and a number of independent businesses.
Redevelopment of the State/Pearl Triangle area is discussed in detail in the Pearl Road/W 25th Street TLCI Corridor Plan. The Corridor Plan notes that this area of about 10 acres, with frontage on two major streets, Pearl and State, “has the largest potential for redevelopment” along the Pearl Road corridor.
The Corridor Plan recommends redeveloping the Triangle in phases, with a mix of uses including higher density residential, limited retail and an expanded library, and provides a conceptual sketch of the building layout and guidelines on supportable dwelling units and retail floor area. The following strategies are a summary of the Corridor Plan recommendations for the proposed redevelopment with additional recommendations that arose from the Master Plan process.
Redevelop area north of RTA garage to provide for expanded library, YMCA, community center, and other supporting uses.
Relocate automotive repair shops
Relocate automotive repair shops currently located between library and RTA garage to create a 2.5-acre development site. Encourage auto repair services in locations closer to I-480.
Promote expanded Library:
- Orient building towards the street and an inviting human scale design
- Design with Health and Wellness focus and meeting/conference room to partner with MetroHealth.
- Provide community green space.
Promote construction of new retail building.
Redevelop the 5-acre RTA garage site to provide new higher density residential units.
Encourage higher density residential development
Encourage higher density residential development, including elderly apartments to take advantage of the numerous bus routes, proximity to Senior Health and Wellness Center, retail/services and other community facilities.
Rezone area to prohibit commercial services and warehousing/industrial uses
Rezone area to prohibit commercial services and warehousing/industrial usesfrom this area, north of Our Lady of Good Council.