EcoVillage RTA Station


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EcoVillage RTA Station

With plans proposed by the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority to close the West 65th/Lorain Rapid Station in 1997, community members, EcoCity Cleveland, and the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization intervened to save the neighborhood's public transportation by persuading the city that a new station could become the focal point of an emerging ecovillage project. In a public-private partnership between these groups and the City of Cleveland, designs were developed for the construction of an environmentally friendly rail transit station that could act as a community center. The $4 million dollar project was to promote the development of a walkable neighborhood that was ecologically and economically sustainable. On September 21, 2004, the W.65th-Lorain-Ecovillage RTA station was reopened as possibly the nation's first "green" rail stations.

Photograph courtesy of Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization


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