Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative

Mayor Frank G. Jackson's Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI) is aimed at providing healthy, sustainable and equitable opportunities to build wealth and stabilize historically fringed neighborhoods. Through NTI, the City and its partners are able to offer new tools, programs and resources to build wealth and stabilize neighborhoods. Target neighborhoods include:

  • Glenville Neighborhood
    The Circle North area is the southern portion of the historic Glenville neighborhood. Circle North borders University Circle and Case Western Reserve University, enabling successful development to build off of the anchor institutions.
    Read more about Glenville
  • Buckeye-Woodhill Neighborhood
    The MNTI Buckeye-Woodhill target area benefits from existing commercial infrastructure along Buckeye Road.
    Read more about Buckeye-Woodhill
  • East 79th Street Corridor
    East 79th Street between Central and Kinsman avenues in the Opportunity Corridor.
    Read more about East 79th Street Corridor
  • Clark-Fulton Neighborhood
    Clark-Fulton is a culturally diverse neighborhood on Cleveland's West Side near the MetroHealth Campus.
    Read more about Clark-Fulton

This map identifies the NTI target areas along with complementary initiatives and projects occurring within these neighborhoods. The map can be expanded to access more information about the neighborhoods and other initiatives, and users have the ability to search specific addresses.

Mixed Use

Goal: Provide developer with a single source of capital and to create equitable and inclusive living and entrepreneurship opportunities as part of these developments


  • Cleveland Impact Fund - $44 million fund for mixed-income mixed-use developments


Goal: Encourage a mixed income community, address blight and restore property values by developing a mix of housing options and financing opportunities.


  • Specific to each neighborhood

Entrepreneurship &
Workforce Development

Goal: Targeted entrepreneur support programs and wrap-around services to promote entrepreneurship and digital literacy skills that provide flexibility and self-sufficiency unmatched in traditional jobs.


  • Core-City Cleveland through JumpStart – training and support services for entrepreneurs
  • Micro-lending through ECDI – micro-loans that support startup businesses
  • Retail forgivable loan program – for business and building owners looking to open or renovate their building in the targeted neighborhoods
  • We Can Code IT – 50 percent scholarship for coding boot-camp attendees