Ingenuity Announces Interactive Forum on Shaker Design Competition

For Immediate Release

Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland

Ingenuity Announces Interactive Forum on Shaker Design Competition

Cleveland, OH — (October 7, 2016) As part of their work on the Shaker Design Competition, Ingenuity will be hosting an interactive forum with residents of the Moreland district, potential buyers and local realtors familiar with the area – interested applicants are strongly recommend to attend this forum, although it is not required. The forum will be held on October 19, 2016 from 6pm-8pm at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, Shaker Heights.

The Forum will feature five panelists:

  • Anne Williams was elected to a four-year term on Shaker Heights City Council beginning in 2014. Before moving to Cleveland, Anne worked as a litigator with an emphasis in employment law in Chicago and Atlanta and currently works for Melamed Communications on special projects and campaigns. A Chicago area native, Williams has lived in Shaker Heights and been active in the community for 23 years. As a City Council member, Anne serves in the following positions: Chair, Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Deer Task Force; member, Climate Change Task Force, Communications and Marketing Committee, ,Recreation and Health Committee, Safety and Public Works Committee, Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board, Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce Board.
  • Mike Foley is the first Director of the Department of Sustainability for Cuyahoga County. He was appointed to lead the office in February, 2015 by Executive Armond Budish after having served in the Ohio General Assembly from 2006-2014. Foley represented the 120,000 people of the 14th House District and was active in the legislature on environmental, utility, revenue and budget issues. Prior to being in the legislature, Foley was Executive Director of the Cleveland Tenants Organization (CTO) for almost ten years and has extensive experience in affordable rental housing issues both locally and those involving national policy. Before CTO he was the Court Administrator for Cleveland Municipal Housing Court.
  • Nick Fedor is the Executive Director of Shaker Heights Development Corporation (SHDC). Fedor, a resident of Shaker Heights, brings extensive leadership experience to the position. He comes from the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, where he served as Economic Development Director. In that role, he led all economic development activities, such as retail recruitment, commercial zoning assistance, site selection, and other business support services. He also handled marketing and communications. Previously, he served as Executive Director of Washington Gateway Main Street in Boston, where he was responsible for leading the organization’s strategic direction and fulfilling its mission of creating and maintaining an economically vibrant neighborhood.
  • Brad Fink, Architect at Westlake Reed Leskosky. Fink partners with Michael Christoff, an architect with Vocon, as the producers of the Cleveland Design Competition. Cleveland Design Competition is also one of the teams consulting on the production of the Shaker Design Competition.
  • Liz Schorgl, Realtor at Howard Hanna. Liz has been a real estate agent since 1998. Her main focus is housing in the Shaker Heights / Cleveland Heights market. She has also been the president of the Shaker Arts Council for a total of five years. Through her real estate knowledge and her involvement in the arts, Liz is able to shed a unique perspective on the value of arts and culture in the development of strong housing programs. Through her work on this project, Liz has developed a strong understanding of newer housing in an older community as well as the importance of thoughtful building in respect to the community at large.
  • The panel will be moderated by Kamla Lewis. Ms. Lewis is the Director of Neighborhood Revitalization for the City of Shaker Heights, Ohio, with responsibility for housing preservation. She has over 25 years of experience in community development, working at municipal, county, regional and international governmental agencies. She has worked in Ohio, in California and in Jamaica on issues related to housing, transportation, food banking, economic development and strengthening neighborhoods. She currently serves on the boards of Policy Matters Ohio, Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland and the Shaker Heights Development Corporation. Ms. Lewis is a graduate of Princeton University in New Jersey, and Cambridge University in England, with an academic background in both political science and development economics.

While the event is free and open to the public, advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Attendees can register at

The goal of the competition is to create top-quality, sustainable and middle income housing on tax-abated land in the City of Shaker Heights. The competition, which launched on September 22 is currently seeking architect-builder teams with innovative ideas for high quality, super energy-efficient, owner-occupied housing that can serve as a catalyst to attract new residents to neighborhoods that were hard hit by the housing crisis. A request for proposals from architect-builder teams is currently available at

The deadline for submissions is January 6, 2017 at 5:00pm.


IngenuityFest 2016: FAQs

1. Is IngenuityFest going to be at the Docks/Lakefront again?

NO! We are moving our festival site, for the first time ever, out of downtown Cleveland’s urban core and into Saint Clair Superior.

2. Where exactly are you going to be?

If you need an address to put into your GPS, use 5401 Hamilton Avenue. But please be aware that the Festival entrance is not on Hamilton Avenue. Entrance is at the corner of 53rd and Hamilton Avenue.

3. How much does it cost to go to IngenuityFest?

Just $5 for a day-pass and $10 for a weekend-pass! But if you bring kiddos 12 & under, they’ll get in free. Tickets are available at – oh! and if you enter the code INGFRIEND at check out, you can get $1 off your day-pass or $3 off your weekend pass (minimum purchase of 4 tickets required to redeem this discount).

4. Hasn’t it been free in the past? Why are you charging this year?

Yes, but Ingenuity is going in new directions – we’ve decided to ask for a nominal fee to support our work as we embark on piloting our new Creative Collaborative model in Saint Clair-Superior.

5. What are the dates and times of the Festival?

Friday, September 23 – 5pm – 1am | Saturday, September 24 – 12pm – 1am | Sunday, September 25 – 12pm – 5pm.

6. Where do I park?


Don’t see your question here? Email us at and we’ll try to respond as quickly as possible!

Ingenuity to Host “Creative Corridor” Event to Engage Public in AECOM-led THRIVE 105th – 93rd Street Corridor

For Immediate Release

Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland


Ingenuity to Host “Creative Corridor” Event to Engage Public in AECOM-led THRIVE 105th – 93rd Street Corridor

Cleveland, OH – (September 15, 2016) Ingenuity, along with the AECOM-led THRIVE E. 105th-93rd team, will be hosting a Creative Corridor Event to engage the public, garner feedback, and provide a platform for the visioning of creative solutions. The event will be held at IngenuityFest 2016: Awakenings.

IngenuityFest and the Creative Corridor Event will be held this year in the Saint Clair Superior Neighborhood, at E. 53rd and Hamilton Avenue. Attendees will be able to view artist-driven projects and displays all weekend, participate in an interactive creation station, as well as attend a Saturday panel discussion on creative strategies to promote inclusion, artistry, entrepreneurship and quality of life in the E. 105th – 93rd corridor.

Saturday’s panel will be at 3:00pm and feature Freddy Collier, Cleveland’s Director of City Planning, along with Peter Lawson Jones (Civic Leader & Community Engagement Specialist), Ryan Bouma (Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, AECOM), Dru McKeown (Architect & Creative Workforce Fellow, Architecture Office) , Peter Debelak (Entrepreneur & Woodworker, Soulcraft CLE), Jennie Doran (Designer, Curator & Owner/Founder, Room Service) & Steve Manka (Sculptor & Public Artist), Nicole Delamotte (Cleveland Arts & Culture Writer).

Transportation to the Creative Corridor Event will be provided through a partnership with Westside Shuffle, and will be free to neighborhood residents picked up from the following locations:

LOCATION 1: Cleveland Public Library, Union Branch
3463 E. 93rd St
Cleveland, OH 44104

Pick Up: (CPL to IngenuityFest) 1:30 pm
Drop Off: (IngenuityFest to CPL) 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm

LOCATION 2: Bethany Baptist Church
1211 East 105th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44108

Pick Up (Church to IngenuityFest) 2:15 pm

Drop Off (IngenuityFest to Church) 5:00 pm; 7:00 pm

Tickets to IngenuityFest 2016 are available on – $5 for an individual day pass or $10 for a full weekend pass. Kids 12 & under, and residents arriving for the Creative Corridor event, will be free.

Ingenuity’s work to engage the community on this project is part of an AECOM-led transportation study commissioned by the City of Cleveland. The study of the East 105th and 93rd Street Corridor will help identify strategies to promote economic development and quality of life in the urban area, and address challenges such as economic stagnation and vacant lots. The TIGER Grant-funded study integrates transportation-related strategies with the broader goals of fostering a sense of vibrancy, economic opportunity, creativity & entrepreneurship for improved quality of life benefiting all residents.


About Ingenuity

Ingenuity highlights the creativity and innovation that make Cleveland a vibrant place to live. We ignite the spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries across these sectors. We do this through our outreach programs, partnerships and events including our annual IngenuityFest.

Ingenuity is now in its 12th season and is funded by the George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, organizations, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest, which creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return September 23-25, 2016.


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