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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Cleveland.com: “Big Planning Grants Encourage Regional Approach to NEO Parks, Lakefronts And Downtown Cleveland”

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Despite disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, money will continue to flow to regional planning efforts aimed at shaping better bike and pedestrian connections in downtown Cleveland, along Lake Erie, and among major park systems.

In its quarterly meeting earlier this month, the board of the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency approved more than $2 million for projects under its Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative.

We invite you to continue reading this article by Steven Litt published March 27, 2020 on Cleveland.com here.