June 3, 2020

We are thrilled to announce that we have received a gift from The Cleveland Foundation. 

As the first funder of the revitalized Public Square, The Cleveland Foundation has reinforced its long tradition of supporting public parks. 

In fact, their first discretionary grant in 1919 was for publ...

May 8, 2020

CLEVELAND – The Group Plan Commission has been awarded a grant from Ohio-based CareSource. The funds will support future programming in Public Square. The ongoing pandemic is expected to impact public events in The Square this summer, but the grant from CareSource will be used to help The...

May 5, 2020


During this challenging time, we remain committed to our mission: to renew the heart of downtown Cleveland for today’s citizens and future generations by transforming and connecting the city’s signature public spaces.

We wanted to take a moment to share the impact that COVID-19 has had on...

April 9, 2020

As we prepare to send out our first monthly e-newsletter for Public Square I find myself sitting in my kitchen thinking about the safety and security of my staff, our partners, the public and our beautiful Square in a completely new light.  While I would normally be brainstorming ideas for...

November 13, 2019

A new economic impact study, completed by JLL, reveals that the renovation of Public Square has led to an additional $1.2 billion in commercial real estate in downtown Cleveland.

The Group Plan Commission led the effort to redesign The Square. The commission worked closely with the City of...

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