Welcome to the Cleveland Neighborhood…
The Cleveland Neighborhood is a community with diversity. Each of its residents has a unique perspective, yet all share common goals in their visions of a nice place to live. This neighborhood’s success rests upon its ability to satisfy those needs. Creating a frame of reference to shape its future, Cleveland proposes a vision rooted in the underlying strength of its neighborhood character. More specifically, to strengthen our community in the following areas: Neighborliness, Urban Appeal and Safety.
Cleveland Neighborhood is a friendly place to live and neighborliness is vital for keeping its residents. Neighborliness goes beyond a “MN Nice” wave or hello; it is genuine care about a neighbor, their family, and their well-being. Neighborliness manifests itself through our efforts to work with residents on an individual basis, through the neighborhood events we host and gatherings designed to promote neighborhood interaction, and to empower them through community awareness and civic engagement.
Cleveland is blessed with indelible urban qualities; Modest and attractive homes, established tree lined streets and sidewalks, the parkway system, a picturesque park, and scattered neighborhood business centers all contribute to a close-knit urban setting. To ensure these features continue to be assets, it is vital that constant strides are made in visual and functional improvements. Private as well as public improvements should be of lasting quality, visual appeal, and serve the Cleveland and nearby community. A retail center should be encouraged to unify it’s character and enhance the neighborhood. Cleveland Neighborhood’s Community Development Committee is pushing to find local investors, businesses and developers to make wise investments in this neighborhood since they are and essential part of it’s vision.
People must feel safe. A fundamental requirement of a neighborhood is that it provides basic security for its residents. Cleveland must continue to work closely with the police department and other government services, as well as create a space where neighbors can safely gather to voice their wants, needs and fears to them. Because safety is based on perception as well as fact, steps can be taken to build a sense of security in many ways. Maintaining the appearance of the neighborhood and resident involvement promotes self confidence and security for residents.