Message from the Executive Director:

There are so many ways that we can make a positive difference in the City of Cleveland and I believe that if we can, we should. That’s what we are aiming to accomplish at Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation – working with incredible people in the neighborhood to make things happen that have a real impact: From organizing volunteers to continue to rebuild communities devastated by the housing market collapse, to figuring out how to reverse the commercial/retail decline along Buckeye Road, to finding ways to combat the perceived crime in the Buckeye, Woodland Hills and Larchmere neighborhoods.

My staff and I also believe in your power and desire to make a difference and today your commitment to participate in the revitalization of your community will be equally matched by my commitment to you, to strive for a better more prosperous community.

Every year, hundreds of you participate in our community meetings, workshops and educational training sessions with the single goal of developing life changing socio-economic initiatives.

Our Vision – To be poised for new growth, to broaden our neighborhood’s development and demonstrate a great place to live, work and visit. We have been through a lot together. Now the people who live in Buckeye and those who run major institutions here have come together to plan for a better common future.

Our Goals Are To:

  • Continue to strategically position the neighborhoods of Buckeye area for housing market recovery.
  • Boost the local area economy and improve the physical appearance of the area’s primary corridors through strategic investments.
  • Create a physical and social environment that promotes education, health, neighborhood, confidence and marketability.
  • Build on our cultural arts and entertainment assets and foster an environment that encourages and reward innovative entrepreneurism.

Will you help us start 2018 as strong as possible?

Thank you so much for an amazing 2017! I look forward to everything we will accomplish together in the next year.

Wishing you and yours a very happy, prosperous and healthy New Year.

Kind regards,
John Hopkins, Executive Director of Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation