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Mayor Frank G. Jackson will unveil his plan for Cleveland’s Downtown Lakefront this afternoon. The plan is a detailed vision of mixed-use development from the western edge of Cleveland Browns Stadium to the eastern edge of Burke Lakefront Airport.

The Browns, as a large tenant of the property, agreed to serve as a catalyst for lakefront development back in April. Team President Mike Holmgren said, “Don’t tell me why we can’t do this, I don’t want to hear it.”

The renderings are impressive, and at the time, were said to include much more access to the lake. A public field house, possible Cleveland Clinic wellness facility and more. It played on a feeling that because of rapid and rail tracks, as well as the Shoreway, the lakefront was already too cut off from multi-millions of dollars in development going on in the city. Aerial walkways over the track and Shoreway will be a critical part of tying things together.

Be certain that whatever is on the city’s drawing board won’t include the land that Burke Lakefront Airport sits on. It has always been hands off, and will remain that way.

Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News

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