June 3, 2021: “Bold Visions: Should Browns Stadium Be Part of the Harbor?”

There are a great many people in Cleveland who believe the stadium should not have been rebuilt on the lakefront, and the footprint could have been better utilized with development that enhanced the area around the Science Center and Rock Hall, and provide the downtown community with dramatically increased green space and access to the lake.

The Green Ribbon Coalition envisions an accessible, connected ribbon of neighborhood, community and regional parks, trails, and nature preserves along the Lake Erie waterfront that inspires all stakeholders to protect, enjoy, and value this natural asset as an essential element of the region’s economic success, ecological health, civic vitality, and overall quality of life.

With this vision in mind, aren’t there better uses for 55 acres of prime lakefront land with direct access to downtown residents via an extended Mall bridging the railroad and Shoreway, the landbridge concept championed by GRC?


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  • What is the highest and best use for the Stadium-North waterfront?
  • Is the Browns Lakefront Proposal the best approach?
  • Fifty-five (55) acres is a significant amount of undeveloped space within the urban core – imagine the possibilities: 6 Public Squares, 50 Westside Markets, 1.5 Navy Piers.
  • Besides Voinovich Park, where do we have public lakefront access in downtown Cleveland?
  • How can this space support increased programming associated with neighboring institutions at the Harbor?
  • What percentage of the Stadium-North footprint could and should be retained as open-green space – 50%, 75%, 100%?


Christian (Chris) Lynn, PLA, ASLA / Host, GRC Design Collaborative Team, Associate Principal, Planning & Landscape Architecture Practice Lead, AECOM

Allison Lukacsy-Love, AIA, AICP / Moderator, GRC Design Collaborative Team, Director of Planning and Development, City of Euclid

Linda Sternheimer / Panelist, Director of Urban Planning and Development, Port of Cleveland

Lillian Kuri / Panelist, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Cleveland Foundation

Mary Cierebiej / Panelist, Executive Director, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission


  • Alternative Site Downtown for Browns Stadium
  • Formation / Lakefront Development Authority
  • Gordon Park Landbridge

We invite you to attend this dynamic session on the future of Cleveland’s lakefront June 3, 2021 from noon to 1 p.m. This event is on Zoom; make your reservation now. Admission is free, donations welcome

POSSIBILITIES: Re-imagining Cleveland’s Lakefront Dialogue Series