In its meeting Monday night, City Council green lit the first two phases of construction of the Opportunity Corridor, the $331 million, 3.2 mile roadway linking I-490 and University Circle.
The legislation passed by a vote of 12-3. Councilmen Brian Cummins, Mike Polensek and Jeff Johnson, who spoke out yesterday afternoon against the OpCor and Council President Kevin Kelley’s maneuvers to fast track the vote without committee hearings, dissented.
Community Development folks who aren’t yet fully in bed with the Greater Cleveland Partnership have resigned themselves to the view that this project would have been forced to completion with absolutely zero regard for community opposition anyway, so the best thing to do at this point is make the most of all these millions of theoretically available dollars.
(Check online tomorrow for an interview with the OpCor’s new Civic Liaison and Project Director Marie Kittredge).