BRIEF: Downtown lakefront development may depend on removing the Shoreway – NEOtrans

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January 26, 2022

By Ken Prendergast

Downtown lakefront development may depend on removing the Shoreway

The fate of lakefront development in Cleveland appears to depend on whether local, regional and state policymakers want more traffic and for it to pass through downtown quickly or to have less traffic and for it to travel into the central business district more slowly.

The city has generated five proposed alternatives for study starting with Concept A, which pretty much leaves the lakefront and the Shoreway as it currently is to measure future projections of all the concepts. The alternative with the most benefits and support may be implemented (Osborne).

Local and regional officials say the Shoreway represents a significant physical barrier between the lakefront and downtown.