Crains: “A Vision for Lake Erie”


Thanks to Crain’s this very comprehensive coverage, “A Vision for Lake Erie,” in their January 30, 2023 issue. GRC Director Dick Clough’s column is on page 15, “Lakefront progress needs boost from an independent authority.” Clough advocates for an independent body which will maintain a galvanizing continuity of leadership, and he outlines a short list of items to be addressed immediately.

We invite you to read Dick Clough’s column in the forum here:

“A Vision for Lake Erie” by Jay Miller prefaces a forum by a number of contributors in the issue:


Support for 5 New Lakefront Projects to Open Up Shoreline

land bridgeThanks to and Steven Litt for covering this news – we’re excited to see so much momentum going into opening up Cleveland’s north shore! Areas for consideration include trails and features along five miles of lakefront in Rocky River, Lakewood and Cleveland. Mentioned in the article is the project to extend the downtown Mall to improve access to the North Coast Harbor attractions.

Read the article here.

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 visited projects in Cincinnati and St. Louis to find out. In a nutshell, here are 12 lessons from the two cities.

Continue reading on “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 here.