Continuing its dramatic transformation, Cleveland State University has broken ground on its new Campus Village. In recent years CSU has increased the number of dorm rooms and student buildings downtown in order become more of a college campus and less of a commuter school. Its new development, Campus Village, is designed to connect the university to the surrounding neighborhood.
The new, mixed-use development will feature 300 market-rate apartments designed to appeal to non-students. Cleveland State hopes to attract young professionals and alumni to live in the area. Along with restaurants, shops and indoor amenities residents will be drawn to the proximity to Playhouse Square and downtown Cleveland.
The Cleveland State campus has undergone a major facelift, creating an important link in the Euclid corridor that stretches from downtown to the Cleveland Clinic. The work has been attracting students from outside the region to live and learn downtown.
Construction will begin in phases, the first scheduled to be completed in the Fall of 2012, the second phase a year later.