Buckeye Shaker Square Development Corporation (BSSDC) is one of the most productive development corporations in The City of Cleveland. BSSDC is positioned to turn neighborhood progress into an opportunity to create a great place to a live, work and play.
Since 1988, the neighborhood has been a leader of Downtown Cleveland's renewal and emergence as a place to live, work, visit, and enjoy entertainment.
Ohio City—or the “City of Ohio” as it was known at its 1818 founding—was originally a part of Brooklyn Township. On March 3, 1836, just two days before Cleveland’s incorporation, the City of Ohio became an independent municipality. It remained so until June 5, 1854, when it was annexed to the city of Cleveland.
SCFBC assists in facilitating the collaboration between residents, stakeholders and community partners, supporting neighborhood based initiatives that improve the quality of life for everyone in the Stockyard, Clark-Fulton and Brooklyn Centre neighborhoods of Cleveland Ohio.
In the 1970s and '80s, artists began to settle in the area, drawn by the fantastic homes and churches, downtown and river views, cheap studio space - as well as the unique European feel of the neighborhood. Their presence made the community exciting again, and hard work by neighbors, business owners and institutions resulted in a rebirth of Tremont.