Cleveland lakefront development plan to be considered tonight by City Council

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cleveland City Council tonight will consider the nuts and bolts of the a lakefront redevelopment plan proposed by Mayor Frank Jackson.

The plan (see full plan in document viewer below) covers 90 acres stretching east from the Port of Cleveland's cargo docks past Browns Stadium and the East Ninth Street pier to Burke Lakefront Airport.

It calls for a hotel, restaurants, shops and offices -- perhaps more than 2 million square feet in all -- to be built largely with private money over many years. 

Water taxis, arcades, a promenade, bicycle paths and two pedestrian bridges would link the waterfront amenities or connect them to the rest of downtown.

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