Our Accomplishments

WA3 MILESTONES

  • Provided the initial collaboration forum for the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise that brings in $56M annually
  • Since 2000, the WA3 has leveraged close to $7 million in grants, public and private memberships and community partnerships to benefit Woodward Avenue planning, physical improvements and economic development activities.
  • In 2009, the WA3 successfully obtained the All-American Road designation for Woodward Avenue, one of only 30 in the nation, from the Federal Highway Administration.
  • 2002 marked the year the WA3 obtained official designation as National Scenic Byway, joining an exclusive collection of 125 American roads, including the famed Route 66.
  • Transforming the region – creating a Sense of Place for all 27-miles using our unique historical resources – into a location people want to work, visit and live:
  • Branded Woodward Avenue with 55 All American Road Signs and installed four of 20+ Woodward Tributes, a wayfinding program projected to yield $18 million
  • Prepared Transit Oriented Design study used to secure $2 million grant for SEMCOG
  • Alternatives Analysis Plan for Bus Rapid Transit, transit that yielded in Cleveland $114 for each $1 invested
  • Finalized the world’s largest Complete Streets Master Plan for Woodward to redesign the street to accommodate all people and leverage sustainable development
  • Provided $200,000 to the M-1 Rail/Woodward reconstruction effort to include pedestrian accommodations
  • Purchased one of two National Historic Landmark buildings at Ford Highland Park.
  • We continue to work with communities on planting trees in the Woodward Medians.