12 Takeaways for Cleveland’s New Lakefront Plan Based on Lessons From St. Louis And Cincinnati

Cuyahoga River meeting Lake Erie

Thanks to Steve Litt for covering this story.

A bold new concept for improving Cleveland’s downtown lakefront, proposed in May by Browns co-owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, shows how the city could better capitalize on its proximity to Lake Erie. It also shows how far the city has fallen behind its peers in the industrial Midwest in waterfront redevelopment.

What can Cleveland learn from other cities in the region? The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com visited projects in Cincinnati and St. Louis to find out. In a nutshell, here are 12 lessons from the two cities.

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