ODOT Awards $2.5 Million to City for Proposed Haslam Sports Group Lakefront Development
Dave "Dino" DeNatale, WKYC
The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded $2.5 million to the city of Cleveland in order to further its study of the proposed lakefront transformation plan submitted by the Haslam Sports Group.
The plan calls for a park-like land bridge over State Route 2 and the railroad tracks. The hope is to link the lakefront area around FirstEnergy Stadium, Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the rest of downtown, specifically to the mall atop the Huntington Convention Center.
The proposal calls for a combination of private and public money to help pay for its funding, which at this point, is estimated to cost $230 million.