Nord Greenway Offers Judson Manor Residents Even Better Access to University Circle

A new project underway to make Case Western Reserve students’ walk to class a little easier and a little greener, will also have a positive impact on Judson’s residents’ access to The Maltz Performing Arts Center and greater University Circle.

The Nord Family Greenway, which is planned for completion in about a year, will connect the university’s main campus to its west campus counterpart. A greenway is typically defined as a set of undeveloped land near an urban area. The Nord Family Greenway, measuring in at a whopping 450,000 square feet, will contain an event lawn, an amphitheater, a paved walkway, and a cantilevered bridge and overlook.

Watch the Architects’ Conceptual Video of the Nord Family Greenway!

The greenway will be home to laid-back events and more formal gatherings; not to mention, it will allow for pedestrians to avoid walking across multiple streets that see heavy traffic throughout the day. In addition to the safety, “I think it will be beautiful and integrate some very important areas of the community” says Judson Manor resident Mark Corcoran. “It will make the University and parts of University Circle that much more accessible to us. We’re thrilled!”

Judson Manor University Circle
Judson Manor is the brown building on the left!

Indeed. What makes the greenway so unique is that it will connect Case Western Reserve’s main campus to the Maltz Performing Arts Center, a key component of the university and a short walk from Judson Manor. The walkway will start at the University’s Tinkham-Veale University Center, cross in front of the Cleveland Museum of Art, go past Judson Manor and end at the Maltz Performing Arts Center.

Nord Greenway - Judson Manor

The Maltz was home to one of the largest reform Jewish congregations in the U.S. before being renovated and becoming a part of Case Western Reserve. This building is home to the music department which houses 19 ensembles that perform regularly. The performing arts center has become a place for lectures and other events as well. New projects are in the works to add on new performance spaces within the Maltz which will enrich students’ learning and experience.

Nord Greenway University Circle

Recently, Judson formed a partnership with Case Western Reserve giving its residents greater opportunities to engage with the university, including lifelong learning opportunities, special events, programs and facilities. Additionally, retired Case Western Reserve alumni, faculty, and staff are now eligible to receive a $10,000 discount off an entry fee at either Judson Park or Judson Manor. With this partnership, Judson residents always have something new and exciting to take part in!

The Maltz Performing Arts Center is located in University Circle, one of the most culturally robust areas of Cleveland and in the nation. Since the performing arts center is close to Judson Manor, residents are already experiencing a variety of cultural and intellectual programs. For example, Judson Manor resident George Havens regularly attends the Think Forum lectures. “For only a short walk around the corner, I can hear lectures dealing with critical issues of our society with outstanding authorities in their field, in the spectacular setting of the Maltz,” says George. “It doesn’t get any better than this!”

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