The Historic Warehouse District Development Corporation (HWDDC) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to coordinate and stimulate redevelopment for a unique, mixed-use neighborhood for downtown Cleveland. For the past 30 years, the District has grown and evolved, and HWDDC’s long-standing commitment to the neighborhood has remained the same.


To champion and inspire opportunities for growth in the Warehouse District.


HWDDC continues its work to provide sustained program funding for District security, streetscape and green space creation and maintenance, and marketing support resources for all aspects of the Warehouse District. HWDDC also continues its historic preservation easement program to protect and preserve into perpetuity the District’s rich building stock. In addition, HWDDC provides limited technical assistance through the design review process and the City’s Storefront Renovation Program. Learn more