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Status Report: NEO’s Major Projects

Posted Monday, December 21, 2009

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Status Report: NEO’s Major Projects Despite the recession, Northeast Ohio is seeing some major building: The University of Akron and Cleveland State are both expanding, so is just about every major hospital. And in the on deck circle are the Inner Belt redesign, the Flats East Bank, and a casino in downtown Cleveland. Monday morning at 9 join host Dan Moulthrop and guests for a year-end status report on the region's major projects and plans.


Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News, Government/Politics, Health, Other, Housing/Real Estate


Dr. Tom Bier, Executive-in-Residence, Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University
Stan Bullard, Senior Reporter, Crain's Cleveland Business
Paul Alsenas, Director, Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

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Anna 10:22 AM 12/21/09

So many of these initiatives that you are speaking of are are large multi-year projects that will take years to implement.

Steven Litt wrote an article last Wednesday about the Cleveland Rowing Foundation’s plans to redevelop the former Commodore Club property in the Flats that will help to revitalize the flats into a sports destination and provide public access to the river. 

Litt said “The proposal, which the rowing foundation calls Rivergate Park, is an absolute no-brainer. It deserves quick and enthusiastic community support.”

This project CAN happen in 2010.  Can your panel please comment on this project.


Richard Chappel 10:25 AM 12/21/09

We are appalled that Cleveland would consider spending 50 million plus on public square while the schools are in such dire straights. Maybe they can tax breathing while in Cleveland. The new county government can’t happen soon enough, someone needs to stop the foolishness.

jill gefert 10:36 AM 12/21/09

The current lack of a site for medimart suggests the poor conditions of roads sewers infrastructure buildings in the downtown area.  If we cannot accomdate the population associated with a medi mart how are we going to bring the infratructure of the city up to par to support a casino?

Jack Clark 10:47 AM 12/21/09

SUBJECT: Is financing for the new Casino definite?

So much of what is being discussed on today’s show is driven by problems in the capital markets. Dan Gilbert is supposed to build a $600 - $800 M Casino on Forest City Enterprises land next to Tower City. IS THIS FINANCING IN PLACE? IS THAT A DEFINITE? IS EVERYONE ASSUMING THIS IS DONE?

Thanks fellas.


Scott Ruebensaal 1:45 PM 12/30/09

I really hope that the medical mart/ convention center project comes to fruition. A new convention center is a practical use of tax payers’ money.


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