Cleveland Public Square Redevelopment - Transportation

Cleveland Public Square Redevelopment
Cleveland Public Square Redevelopment

Cleveland Public Square Redevelopment

Cleveland Public Square has been transformed from four individual quadrants into a singular public park that can be used throughout the year for a wide range of programs and events. Grants from Cleveland’s philanthropic and corporate leaders laid the groundwork for the Public Private Partnership necessary for construction to begin. In late 2014, the Group Plan Commission selected the Design-Build Team (DBT). This DBT joined with the existing design team to complete the project.

In order to meet the aggressive construction schedule, several challenges had to be addressed including 1) completely shutting down traffic through the square rather than maintaining traffic and completing the work in phases; 2) working in partnership with all of the utilities located within the square 3) addressing procurement of specialty items within a tight timeframe.

As a major stakeholder in the project, the City of Cleveland established goals for work performed on the Public Square Project through the Community Benefits Agreement. The City worked with the DBT to set project goals. The DBT conducted an outreach event and worked with the City to monitor compliance with contracting goals.

G. Stephens, Inc. provided Construction Management Services including Construction Administration and DBE Outreach and Compliance Monitoring.


Downtown Cleveland, OH

Project Cost

$32 Million

Delivery Method


Services Provided

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Administration
  • DBE Outreach
  • Compliance Monitoring

Year Completed


Owner and Client

Group Plan Commission, The City of Cleveland