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What's next for Cleveland's historic Coast Guard station?
Cleveland Metroparks and Cleveland Foundation are trying to figure that out
Story by TERRELL JOHNSON


 
The Coast Guard station has been used only one time since 1976
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Cleveland Metroparks plans to match a $50,000 grant to study the restoration and use of the historic U.S. Coast Guard station.

The station stands on Whiskey Island on the west side of Cleveland. Brian Zimmerman is the executive director of the park system, which took over the island earlier this month and got the grant from the Cleveland Foundation. 

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The Coast Guard moved out of the station in 1976 and it’s been empty and crumbling ever since. Zimmerman says Cleveland Councilman Matt Zone has been very instrumental in preserving the facility.

Zimmerman says the process is in the preliminary stages and the cost of restoring and using the station won’t be known until after the study is done. 

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