Thanks for your feedback! What’s next?

Our project team greatly appreciates the feedback we have received from you all over the last year and a half. We presented a report out on how your feedback was taken into consideration and helped change the project design for the better. Don't worry! If you weren't able to attend our meeting back on October 21st, the meeting presentation has been uploaded to our coUrbanize page for your review. Check out the "Information and Plans" section at the bottom of the Info Page.

Over the next few months, our team will be working to finalize the architectural plans and close our financing sources in preparation for construction commencement. The coUrbanize page will be transitioning into archival mode, but if there is additional feedback or questions please reach out to us directly at We especially want to hear about ways you'd like to see us program spaces both within the building and in the exterior green spaces!

We will continue sharing updates with you all via our social networks and platforms. You can sign up for the NNCDC Newsletter to stay up to date on this project and other neighborhood news and also follow us on our FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

We look forward to sharing updates with you on this exciting project. Stay tuned!


Join us for a Virtual Community Meeting Thursday, October 21!

We’ll be hosting a meeting on Thursday, October 21st from 5:30PM to 6:30PM to discuss the latest details of the Karam Senior Living/Walz Library project. We’ll be going over how your feedback has been reflected in the latest design, and starting/continuing a conversation on what you as community members want most out of this project. The meeting will take place online using Zoom. You can join us virtually by following the link: or dialing in to: +1 312 626 6799 (meeting ID 812 6484 6564).

If you’re not able to attend the meeting, make sure to add your ideas and comments on our site here.

Thank you!

Join Us All Month Long!

Northwest Neighborhoods CDC (formerly DSCDO) and Cleveland Public Library are teaming up this month to provide multiple opportunities for engagement and feedback on the latest iteration of our Walz Library/Karam Senior Living project. Here are all the ways you can get involved:

  • In Person: Thursday September 9 4:00PM-6:00PM
  • Stop by the CPL Walz Branch (7910 Detroit Avenue) to see the latest design details and chat with representatives from CPL, Northwest Neighborhoods, and Bialosky Architects
  • Display boards and input forms will be available throughout the entire month of September. Stop in, take a peek, and let us know what you think!
  • Virtually: October 2021
  • Northwest Neighborhoods CDC will be hosting a virtual meeting in October. More details to come!
  • Online:
  • Please continue leaving feedback on our coUrbanize pages here:
  • Karam Senior Living and CPL Walz Branch.
  • By Phone and Text:
  • Karam Senior Living: 216-284-4661
  • CPL Walz Branch: 833-223-4295

We look forward to connecting with you!

Karam Senior Living Has Secured Funding!

We are excited to announce that Karam Senior Living has received an allocation of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) in the 2021 round!

Now that this important first piece of financing is in place, we can begin applying for additional of funds and plan to break ground in the summer of 2022. We will continue to fine tune the design between now and our Final Application deadline to OHFA on September 23rd, 2021.

Stay tuned for community meetings, in tandem with Cleveland Public Library, starting up later this summer. We will post updates here as well as on our social pages at

Your participation during this process has been more than helpful. Please continue to share your feedback and questions in the Feedback section.


Comments are now closed. Thank you for participating!

Thank you for engaging with us through the coUrbanize platform and adding your voice to the Karam Senior Living project. After several months of feedback, we are wrapping up online outreach for this project today. This is the last you'll hear from us here on our coUrbanize page, for now. Comments are now closed, but the page will remain up as an archive for viewing and reference. You can subscribe to the DSCDO Newsletter to stay up to date on this project and other neighborhood news and also follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

We will be using these platforms to provide an update to the community when we hear back about our funding application in May. Stay tuned!

Warm regards,


Updated Renderings and Elevations! Let Us Know Your Thoughts!

We appreciate those of you who have been voicing your thoughts and ideas. We have taken your feedback and comments to our architectural team and have made some updates to the overall building design. Updated photos can be found on the project's main page.

We have also posted additional questions on the feedback page. The Karam Senior Living coUrbanize page will close for comments on March 1, so please submit your feedback ASAP! Remember, if you have comments specifically about the new Cleveland Public Library Walz Branch, you may leave those on their coUrbanize page here.

Thank you again for participating and influencing the future of your community. We’ll follow up with an overall community feedback report out as soon as we can.


The DSCDO Team

Floor Plans and Elevations Added to Project Page!

Thank you all for the insightful input and ideas you’ve shared with us so far. We have received a lot of feedback asking for additional elevations and floor plans in order to understand the project site in relation to the surrounding community.

We have added additional images to the project page. We would love to hear your feedback on these additional images, as we plan to bring feedback to our design team in the upcoming couple of weeks.

Head to the Karam Senior Living project page here and let us know your thoughts!


-The DSCDO Team

Thanks for your Feedback!

Wow! We are THRILLED to see so many new followers and comments around the Karam Senior Living project. We appreciate hearing everyone’s thoughts and ideas and are currently reviewing and compiling your feedback to share with our project and design teams. We hope to have an update soon.

Thank you again for participating and sharing your input and questions. We are so excited to have you all here sharing this virtual space with us. We’ll follow up with more updates as soon as we can. In the meantime, please visit our comments section to continue the dialogue.


Welcome to the Karam Senior Living communtity outreach site!

Thanks for visiting our new website. We're using this interface to help you follow and participate in the engagement process for Karam Senior Living.

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