In Our Neighborhood

Bobbie Reichtell
Director, Campus District Inc.

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015
Dean’s Forum: 10:10 a.m.


Trinity Cathedral’s neighborhood – the Campus District – is experiencing a residential boom with current population just under 6,000. The residents of the area include everything from student housing to artist live-work space and professional residences. Currently, 15,000 employees work at one of the many institutions or businesses located in the neighborhood. They are bringing increased vibrancy and livability to the Campus District. Attend the forum to take a closer look at our growing neighborhood and the role Trinity may play in our evolving neighborhood.

The Campus District was founded as the St. Vincent Quadrangle in 1983 by the neighborhood’s three anchor institutions: Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College and St. Vincent Medical Center. Campus District serves the “arts, eds and meds” area of downtown Cleveland by identifying opportunities to drive economic growth and facilitating initiatives that complement the rich assets of these three diverse institutions. The Campus District exists to elevate the district into a dynamic downtown Cleveland neighborhood where private sector schools are matched by public infrastructure improvements, schools are providing high quality education, residents and visitors are enjoying amenities, and businesses and residents are attracted and retained.

Bobbi Reichtell was named executive director for the Campus District Inc. (CDI) in 2012. In this role, Reichtell leads efforts to work with the area’s anchor institutions, residents and other stakeholders around community engagement, planning, neighborhood branding and physical development of the area.

Reichtell, a longtime Cleveland resident, has been an active leader in the community development field in Cleveland for more than 30 years. Her experience includes housing rehabilitation and new construction, creating neighborhood parks and bike and pedestrian trails, brownfield remediation and community organizing at the neighborhood level. For the previous seven years she served as Senior Vice President for Programs at Neighborhood Progress, Inc. in which she managed a $2 million annual grant program that invested in strategic areas around the City of Cleveland.

A native of Cleveland, Reichtell lives in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood with her husband Mark McDermott and has two adult children, Peter and Katie. She is on the board of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank and is a co-founder of GardenWalk Cleveland, a free self-guided garden walk of Cleveland neighborhoods held annually.