Future Cleveland: Projects Under Proposal or Construction

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- From the makeover of Public Square to the rise of a 54-story residential tower in the Gateway District, Cleveland is going to look a lot different in a few years.

  • nuCLEus: The Project includes a 54-story residential tower, offices, stores, restaurants, hotel rooms, parking garages and -- possibly -- a few dozen condominiums on a 3-acre site in the Gateway District.
  • Public Square: The $32 million makeover of Public Square is on track for completion in time for the Republican National Convention in 2016.
  • Pedestrian Bridge: The $25 million bridge will connect the northeast corner of the downtown Mall to North Coast Harbor and attractions including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
  • Convention Center Hotel: The new, $272 million, 32-story Cuyahoga County Convention hotel, a Hilton, is on time and on budget for a June 1 opening in 2016.
  • Lakefront: Development could inlude 1,000 residential apartments, 80,000 square feet of commercial office space and 40,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on 21 acres of the lakefront.
  • FirstEnergy Stadium: The $50 million phase two of the stadium renovations will include changes to the concourse, lounge and suite areas and outside facade.
  • Cleveland Clinic / CWRU Health Education Center: The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University's joint "Health Education Campus" at East 93rd Street and Euclid Avenue was designed by Lord Norman Foster of London.
  • Cleveland Clinic Cancer Institute: The seven-story, 377,000-square=foot building was designed by the nationally respected Boston architect William Rawn.
  • Flats East Bank Phase Two: An eight-story apartment building will include six levels of apartments with restaurants, businesses and parking on the lower levels. The project also includes a riverfront boardwalk and a Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill concert venue.
  • Progressive Field: Renovations will create more standing-room areas and social spaces in time for the 2015 season.
  • Ohio City apartments: A team of local developers hopes to tear down the Storer
  • Meat Co. distribution facility on Clinton Avenue in Ohio City and replace it with a 70-unit apartment building.
  • Little Italy apartments: The Visconsi Companies Ltd., a Pepper Pike developer, received initial approval for the project on East 123rd Street by the Cleveland Landmarks Commission in November.
  • West Side Apartments: The Cleveland City Planning Commission gave a thumbs-up last February to conceptual plans for an apartment project near the Westinghouse curve and a rezoning for a roughly 4-acre residential development at the edge of Tremont and Ohio City. The two projects combined would include 500 apartments.
  • Fifth Church of Christ Scientist: Developer Andrew Brickman, working with Dimit Architects, proposed 11 townhouses that would incorporate pieces of the deconstructed Fifth Church in their facades. The church's entry arch would anchor a small park at the southeast corner of Lake Avenue and West 117th Street. The project was put in limbo after Giant Eagle backed out of the project late last year. 
  • Crocker Park: Expansion at Crocker Park in Westlake will include a pedestrian alley with restaurants and "micro retailers." Construction on a parking garage and American Greetings' new headquarters is also already underway.
  • Horseshoe Casino Cleveland Phase Two: Horseshoe Casino Cleveland will likely expand but its long-awaited second phase may include more restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues than slots and table games, a casino expert said back in May.

Information from previous stories from Plain Dealer reporters Michelle Jarboe McFee and Steven Litt was used in this post.

By Joey Morona, Northeast Ohio Media Group