In recent years, the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood on Cleveland's West Side has become both a local and national model for responsible urban redevelopment. Efforts to revitalize the commercial district, historic churches, and residential neighborhoods have been balanced with an attentiveness to conserving the area's social diversity. The area was, and continues to be, home to an economically and ethnically diverse population, each of these communities inscribing their signatures into the neighborhood's physical landscape. Detroit Shoreway's colorful past provides insight into the creation, growth, decline, and redevelopment of urban neighborhoods. The history of the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood speaks to the possibilities of Cleveland's future.