News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Area Agency on Aging 10B, Inc.

Akron General

Don Drumm Studios


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Downtown Cleveland's $350 million plan includes hotel and green space
Lower costs for convention center construction and higher sales tax collections will provide much of the cash
Story by GRACE MURRAY


 
Artist's rendering of the Cleveland skyline near Mall C, including a hotel, and the health innovations center.
Courtesy of Cuyahoga County
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

The city of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County are planning to spend $350 million to build a Convention Center hotel,  redo Public Square, build a pedestrian and bicycle bridge down to Lake Erie and improve Mall C and bridges downtown.

The plan was unveiled today by Mayor Frank Jackson and county Executive Ed FitzGerald. The hotel will be paid for with money left over from the Convention Center construction, which came in under budget. It will include 650 rooms, underground parking and be built on the site of the county Administration Building.at Ontario Street and Lakeside Avenue.

Jackson says the project draws together long proposed plans for downtown, but will extend beyond downtown.

LISTEN: Jackson on the ripple effects

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (0:22)


“People love success. And this will better guarantee the success of Cleveland, particularly downtown and the tying of the job- and contracting-opportunities to neighborhoods and Cleveland-based companies and people who live in the city of Cleveland and the county.”

The pedestrian/bicycle bridge will connect the downtown malls to the Great Lakes Science Center and include solar panels. And the $30 million redo of Public Square would close it to through traffic and make it more open green space and a place for public events. 

LISTEN: Urycki on downtown's big plans
Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download
(1:12)


(Click image for larger view.)

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook



Stories with Recent Comments

Ohio to appeal ruling keeping Akron's red light cameras in place
I don't understand what all the fuss is about. If you don't like tickets drive the speed limit and stop at red lights. It's really all up to you.

Who's on public assistance in Ohio?
legalize marijuana get over it,,, its here its been the main drug test scare of a lifetime. u got people that get drunk every night and work u got peoples on ...

Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
What a great story -- and how important it was for both Marlene and her mother to tell it! Thank you.

Ohio lawmaker calls for an East Cleveland bailout
Instead of blaming Kasich and the Republicans for all of East Cleveland's fiscal woes, take a look at the facts. Some political entities in Ohio are too small ...

Legalized marijuana is a boon for a Cleveland-area grow light maker
Shouldn't he be in jail for paraphernalia? He knows he is selling for marijuana production.

Akron city council to vote on resolution for hiring ex-offenders
Great as a taxpayer I paid for the police to catch them, the free lawyer, the jail to house them , the food their kids eat the medical for them and all its goin...

5 of 8 rule headed for a vote
this is just another way for kasich to pass the buck and claim that it gives the local districts control. Few schools have enough money because of his cuts. T...

A passionate debate about parole in Ohio
I was heartened to hear that the legislators will consider ANY legislation to break the chains the parole board has put on these old law offenders who have serv...

Bill would allow Ohio religious leaders to refuse to do gay marriages
This is just a lot of political posturing. The free exercise clause of the 1st Amendment already protects clergy from being forced by civil authorities to perfo...

Copyright © 2015 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University