26 Projects That Will, Or Could, Drastically Change Cleveland

While COVID has slowed down development throughout the country, there are still a ton of projects planned in Cleveland. They're at all different stages - some are underway, others are being planned, some are close to starting and others may never happen. They range from multiple projects in The Flats, the lakefront and Tower City to midtown and the border of Cleveland and Cleveland Heights, but what they have in common is the potential to transform part of the city in a major way. Here's what's on tap.

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 Whiskey Island/Wendy Park/Edgewater Park Connector
The $16 million dollar project to conjoin some of the near West Side Metroparks trails will be completed soon. The project consists of the Whiskey Island Connector that will link a trail to Edgewater Park and a bridge that connects the West Bank of the Flats to Wendy Park. The project was designed by E.L. Robinson Engineering and the contractor was Mark Haynes Construction.

Whiskey Island/Wendy Park/Edgewater Park Connector

The $16 million dollar project to conjoin some of the near West Side Metroparks trails will be completed soon. The project consists of the Whiskey Island Connector that will link a trail to Edgewater Park and a bridge that connects the West Bank of the Flats to Wendy Park. The project was designed by E.L. Robinson Engineering and the contractor was Mark Haynes Construction.
 Whiskey Island/Wendy Park/Edgewater Park Connector
The $16 million dollar project to conjoin some of the near West Side Metroparks trails will be completed soon. The project consists of the Whiskey Island Connector that will link a trail to Edgewater Park and a bridge that connects the West Bank of the Flats to Wendy Park. The project was designed by E.L. Robinson Engineering and the contractor was Mark Haynes Construction.

Whiskey Island/Wendy Park/Edgewater Park Connector

The $16 million dollar project to conjoin some of the near West Side Metroparks trails will be completed soon. The project consists of the Whiskey Island Connector that will link a trail to Edgewater Park and a bridge that connects the West Bank of the Flats to Wendy Park. The project was designed by E.L. Robinson Engineering and the contractor was Mark Haynes Construction.
City Block/Blockland
Tower City
A combination of new work spaces, parks and blockchain startups makes up the proposed City Block project. Bedrock Detroit and Dan Gilbert are behind the funding of the project that teams up with car dealership owner turned Trump sycophant and U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno. Moreno is behind the blockchain aspect of the project. The $110 million dollar plan reimagines Tower City and also renovates Prospect Avenue in front of Tower City between Second and Third Streets.

City Block/Blockland

Tower City
A combination of new work spaces, parks and blockchain startups makes up the proposed City Block project. Bedrock Detroit and Dan Gilbert are behind the funding of the project that teams up with car dealership owner turned Trump sycophant and U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno. Moreno is behind the blockchain aspect of the project. The $110 million dollar plan reimagines Tower City and also renovates Prospect Avenue in front of Tower City between Second and Third Streets.
City Block/Blockland
Tower City
A combination of new work spaces, parks and blockchain startups makes up the proposed City Block project. Bedrock Detroit and Dan Gilbert are behind the funding of the project that teams up with car dealership owner turned Trump sycophant and U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno. Moreno is behind the blockchain aspect of the project. The $110 million dollar plan reimagines Tower City and also renovates Prospect Avenue in front of Tower City between Second and Third Streets.

City Block/Blockland

Tower City
A combination of new work spaces, parks and blockchain startups makes up the proposed City Block project. Bedrock Detroit and Dan Gilbert are behind the funding of the project that teams up with car dealership owner turned Trump sycophant and U.S. Senate candidate Bernie Moreno. Moreno is behind the blockchain aspect of the project. The $110 million dollar plan reimagines Tower City and also renovates Prospect Avenue in front of Tower City between Second and Third Streets.
 Downtown Land Bridge
Mall C to the Waterfront
In order to connect Mall C to the North Coast Harbor waterfront, there is an ongoing proposal from the city of Cleveland to build a land bridge. The city has requested $6.5 million from the state to design the bridge. Once approved, it could cost up to $200 million in public funding. The goal is for better pedestrian walking around the Rock Hall, Browns’ Stadium and the Science Center. During the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition, a similar, more temporary land bridge was in place.

Downtown Land Bridge

Mall C to the Waterfront
In order to connect Mall C to the North Coast Harbor waterfront, there is an ongoing proposal from the city of Cleveland to build a land bridge. The city has requested $6.5 million from the state to design the bridge. Once approved, it could cost up to $200 million in public funding. The goal is for better pedestrian walking around the Rock Hall, Browns’ Stadium and the Science Center. During the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition, a similar, more temporary land bridge was in place.
 Downtown Land Bridge
Mall C to the Waterfront
In order to connect Mall C to the North Coast Harbor waterfront, there is an ongoing proposal from the city of Cleveland to build a land bridge. The city has requested $6.5 million from the state to design the bridge. Once approved, it could cost up to $200 million in public funding. The goal is for better pedestrian walking around the Rock Hall, Browns’ Stadium and the Science Center. During the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition, a similar, more temporary land bridge was in place.

Downtown Land Bridge

Mall C to the Waterfront
In order to connect Mall C to the North Coast Harbor waterfront, there is an ongoing proposal from the city of Cleveland to build a land bridge. The city has requested $6.5 million from the state to design the bridge. Once approved, it could cost up to $200 million in public funding. The goal is for better pedestrian walking around the Rock Hall, Browns’ Stadium and the Science Center. During the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition, a similar, more temporary land bridge was in place.
 Vision For The Valley
The Flats and the Riverfront
More plans for the Flats? Why not? The city of Cleveland, in partnership with the Port Authority, the Metroparks and Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency teamed up to come up with a plan called “Vision for the Valley”. The plan calls for using zoning to create waterfront promenades, turning one track of the RTA into a greenway trail, redeveloping the riverfront, a new harbor by the Third Street Peninsula, extending the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad into Tower City and much more. The initial plan was revealed in 2020 and is still in the planning stages.

Vision For The Valley

The Flats and the Riverfront
More plans for the Flats? Why not? The city of Cleveland, in partnership with the Port Authority, the Metroparks and Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency teamed up to come up with a plan called “Vision for the Valley”. The plan calls for using zoning to create waterfront promenades, turning one track of the RTA into a greenway trail, redeveloping the riverfront, a new harbor by the Third Street Peninsula, extending the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad into Tower City and much more. The initial plan was revealed in 2020 and is still in the planning stages.
 Vision For The Valley
The Flats and the Riverfront
More plans for the Flats? Why not? The city of Cleveland, in partnership with the Port Authority, the Metroparks and Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency teamed up to come up with a plan called “Vision for the Valley”. The plan calls for using zoning to create waterfront promenades, turning one track of the RTA into a greenway trail, redeveloping the riverfront, a new harbor by the Third Street Peninsula, extending the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad into Tower City and much more. The initial plan was revealed in 2020 and is still in the planning stages.

Vision For The Valley

The Flats and the Riverfront
More plans for the Flats? Why not? The city of Cleveland, in partnership with the Port Authority, the Metroparks and Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency teamed up to come up with a plan called “Vision for the Valley”. The plan calls for using zoning to create waterfront promenades, turning one track of the RTA into a greenway trail, redeveloping the riverfront, a new harbor by the Third Street Peninsula, extending the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad into Tower City and much more. The initial plan was revealed in 2020 and is still in the planning stages.
 Studio West 117
West 117th Street
On the Lakewood/Cleveland border, two developers, Betsy Figgie and Daniel Budish, have amassed close to 100,000 square feet of real estate. Studio West 117 will focus on philanthropy, health and wellness, arts and culture and entrepreneurship in a response to the needs of the local LGBTQ community. The space will house LGBTQ-oriented entertainment and dining venues alongside other LGBTQ businesses and social services. Studio West will consist of three main spaces - The Fieldhouse is a gym, restaurant and sports bar, Phantasy Entertainment Complex will have six separate entertainment areas, a coworking space, retail and a podcast studio and more and another space will consist of eight fully leased apartments. There are also fully leased commercial storefronts.

Studio West 117

West 117th Street
On the Lakewood/Cleveland border, two developers, Betsy Figgie and Daniel Budish, have amassed close to 100,000 square feet of real estate. Studio West 117 will focus on philanthropy, health and wellness, arts and culture and entrepreneurship in a response to the needs of the local LGBTQ community. The space will house LGBTQ-oriented entertainment and dining venues alongside other LGBTQ businesses and social services. Studio West will consist of three main spaces - The Fieldhouse is a gym, restaurant and sports bar, Phantasy Entertainment Complex will have six separate entertainment areas, a coworking space, retail and a podcast studio and more and another space will consist of eight fully leased apartments. There are also fully leased commercial storefronts.
 Studio West 117
West 117th Street
On the Lakewood/Cleveland border, two developers, Betsy Figgie and Daniel Budish, have amassed close to 100,000 square feet of real estate. Studio West 117 will focus on philanthropy, health and wellness, arts and culture and entrepreneurship in a response to the needs of the local LGBTQ community. The space will house LGBTQ-oriented entertainment and dining venues alongside other LGBTQ businesses and social services. Studio West will consist of three main spaces - The Fieldhouse is a gym, restaurant and sports bar, Phantasy Entertainment Complex will have six separate entertainment areas, a coworking space, retail and a podcast studio and more and another space will consist of eight fully leased apartments. There are also fully leased commercial storefronts.

Studio West 117

West 117th Street
On the Lakewood/Cleveland border, two developers, Betsy Figgie and Daniel Budish, have amassed close to 100,000 square feet of real estate. Studio West 117 will focus on philanthropy, health and wellness, arts and culture and entrepreneurship in a response to the needs of the local LGBTQ community. The space will house LGBTQ-oriented entertainment and dining venues alongside other LGBTQ businesses and social services. Studio West will consist of three main spaces - The Fieldhouse is a gym, restaurant and sports bar, Phantasy Entertainment Complex will have six separate entertainment areas, a coworking space, retail and a podcast studio and more and another space will consist of eight fully leased apartments. There are also fully leased commercial storefronts.