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Downtown/Flats Design Review Case Report


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Project Information

Downtown/Flats Case #  DF 2023-058

Address: Cuyahoga Riverfront in Downtown Cleveland– W. 3rd and Eagle Avenue/Stones Levee
Company: Bedrock

Committee Actions/Submissions

Date: October 13, 2023
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Initial Plan Submission
Date: October 19, 2023
Committee: Local Design Review Committee
Action Type: Conceptual Approval
  • Per development agreement process, all smaller area plans are to be reviewed by the Commission.
  • Southeastern end of the riverwalk at W. 3rd Street to be better integrated into the overall site context and future trail expansion opportunities. Currently the riverwalk plan dead-ends at the player parking entrance, creating conflicts with riverwalk users & boat launch. Relocate or reconsider player parking entrance design and enhance this key connection point. 
  • Articulate and show boat launch circulation and usage, including drop-off & pick-up with a trailer, and how that interconnects to streetscape.
  • Further articulation needed for vehicular circulation, including connections to Eagle Ave and Canal Road, and adjacent properties/rights-of-way.
  • Pedestrian bridge / performance space above road as designed causes concern and requires additional articulation, revision, or elimination. Overall design to emphasize pedestrian circulation and intentional usage on the street-level. 
  • Further consideration of human-scale experiences and articulation of how the concept integrates into the surrounding context.
  • Riverwalk's design needs improvement and further articulation beyond 30' of hardscape with benches. Increase riverwalk width and include space appropriate for pedestrian usage.
  • Overall pedestrian experience needs improvement & articulation on all sides of the proposed development.
  • Ground-level parking garage needs reconsidered. Provide amenities and/or elements conducive to pedestrian usage, safety, and activation on the ground-level.
Date: October 20, 2023
Committee: City Planning Commission
Action Type: Conceptual Approval

Incorporating the DRAC's comments.