The largest density of Latino residents in the state of Ohio lives in the neighborhoods bordering Tremont and Clark-Fulton.
Jenice Contreras is on a mission to build an official Hispanic American heritage district on the near west side of Cleveland. The district between Clark Fulton and Tremont is already home to a mass of people of hispanic decent, mostly due to gentrification and displacement from development success in adjacent areas of the near west side. Now, as the W.25th st. corridor is prepared for another round of development, Jenice is planting a flag for the neighborhood’s unique regional identity with the most valuable asset of the neighborhood, the people who call it home. Learn more about the exciting journey of Cleveland’s own “La Villa Hispana.”