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Playground pushed as city’s downtown population grows

July 8, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — Discussions are underway to build a kid-friendly park in Cleveland as the city’s downtown population grows.

Estimates show the number of people living downtown has grown to between 15,000 and 20,000 people, making it one of Cleveland’s biggest neighborhoods.

Heather Holmes is the Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s vice president for marketing. She tells Cleveland.com that her group, the city and downtown councilman Kerry McCormack have all been talking about the idea.

Estimates from U.S. Census indicate that more than 1,100 children live in the general downtown area, with the number of children under 14 more than doubling over a decade.

The park would be in addition to green space like the newly renovated Public Square.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com

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