A half-dozen projects are set to rise along the Opportunity Corridor next year, stretching from East 55th Street to the rim of University Circle.
The 3-mile boulevard, which links Interstate 490 to Cleveland’s second-largest jobs hub, opened in November. It cuts through urban prairie and passes industrial relics, factories abandoned as employers and blue-collar workers trickled away over a half-century of decline.
While the Ohio Department of Transportation orchestrated the $257 million infrastructure project — the product of decades of discussion and six years of construction — the city and local nonprofits quietly amassed adjacent land. Now developers are eying some of those sites, and private property, for warehouses, business parks and apartment buildings.
“I think this is really an untold story. In many respects, people don’t really know that this work is happening,” said…