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Where's the vision for a reclaimed West Shoreway?

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/17/12 @ 10:00am  |  Posted in West Shoreway

Looking for some advice on converting an urban highway, like Cleveland's West Shoreway, into a boulevard that provides a vibrant neighborhood more room for growth? Peter Park, former Planning Director of Denver now a professor at Harvard, shares this insight from the $25 million removal of Milwaukee's 1960s-era Park East Freeway in 2002, which opened 26 acres for redevelopment and has...more

For Cleveland, the future is now

Richey Piiparinen  |  12/08/11 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in West Shoreway

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) promised to help get us there: to Lake Erie. They planned and funded a project that would puncture a highway with human scale assets that would allow Clevelanders to access their lakefront. Then came Kasich and asphalt lobbyist/ODOT director Jerry Wray. The good ol' boys said no. The two would cook over Lake Erie...more

A citizen's guide to removing a highway

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/01/11 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in West Shoreway

"The city's plan for the West Shoreway sells out the original vision," says my urban planning friend, an insider on how the $49 million project is unfolding. "The city needs to be strong on this. The mayor needs to be really strong on this and put the intersections and a lakefront path back in." The Jackson Administration has made assurances, that funding...more

Cleveland puts tight seal on West Shoreway bike path deletion

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/28/11 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in West Shoreway

Cleveland's lakefront bike path and the promise of a Chicago-style lakefront buzzing with activity have been stripped out of the West Shoreway project-because the city of Cleveland views it as "not a necessity" when measured against a tunnel at W. 73rd Street which has seeped from $19 to $34 million. Bike advocates want to know, isn't it time the public...more

Pull the plug on West Shoreway

Marc Lefkowitz  |  09/19/11 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in West Shoreway

Has the will and whim of one developer outweighed the very good intentions of the West Shoreway project? Back in 2004, the Shoreway transformation was hailed as the crown jewel in Cleveland's Lakefront Plan. Then-Mayor Campbell and her Planning Director Chris Ronayne drew up a plan to reconnect whole neighborhoods cut off from the lakeshore and provide a city with...more

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