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World-class park in the Flats

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/08/08 @ 2:01pm

In 2004, the City of Cleveland was awarded $3 million in federal funds for land acquisition in the Canal Basin District, mostly to buy underutilized surface parking lots in the Flats and convert them into a world-class park connected to the Towpath Trail, which will terminate there.

Last month, the city released an RFP that seeks a design firm to draw up plans that "redefine the northern Cuyahoga Valley area as it establishes dedicated waterfront access with corresponding recreational opportunities and greenspace. Safe, attractive bicycle and pedestrian routes to nearby neighborhoods are integral.

The future land use scenarios defined in the Canal Basin District Plan will further encourage interest in the region by?promoting tourism and recreation, and attracting new housing, commercial, light industry, and warehousing ventures."

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