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connecting cleveland: the waterfront district plan

On December 17, 2004, the Cleveland City Planning Commission unanimously adopted a comprehensive Waterfront District Plan for Cleveland’s shoreline. That Plan creates an overall vision to shape the lakefront as the most vital element in the transformation of Cleveland as a place to live, work, and play and aims at enhancing Northeast Ohio’s overall regional competitiveness in the 21 st century.

the waterfront district plan poster

Download the full version fo the 2004 Waterfont District Plan here.
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While the Plan embodies a vision for the next 50 years that consists of projects both large and small, numerous projects are underway or have already been completed.

phasing & next steps
The Mall

Cleveland's Downtown Lakefront Plan (updated 5/12)
On April 20, 2012 the City Planning Commission approved the Cleveland Downtown Lakefront Plan to guide mixed-use commercial development of the waterfront between West 3rd and East 18th Streets.  Specifically, it proposes redevelopment strategies for three areas of the downtown lakefront. Click here for more details...

Pedestrian Bridge

North Coast Harbor Pedestrian Bridge (updated 7/09)
Federal funding has been secured to develop an iconic pedestrian bridge linking the finger pier from Dock 32 and the southwest corner of Voinovich Park fully connecting the existing waterside promenade around North Coast Harbor. To see concepts for a movable bridge click for more details….

Dike 14 Master PLan Dike 14 (updated 4/06)
Dike 14 is an 88-acre parcel of “made land” that protrudes into Lake Erie approximately four miles east of downtown Cleveland, off Gordon Lakefront State Park. It is a Confined Disposal Facility (CDF) created through the placement of materials dredged from the bottom of the Cuyahoga River. Click for more details...
Rehabilitation Study of the former U.S. Coast Guard Station (updated 4/06)
In 2003, the City acquired the former United States Coast Guard Station from a private entity and subsequently began a Rehabilitation Study to understand the existing conditions and begin a public dialog to determine the optimal future use for this site. Click for more details...