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Planning commission approves $300M plan to redevelop east side lakefront

An ambitious plan to redevelop Cleveland’s east side lakefront with trails, beaches and a new offshore island took a critical step forward Friday morning. That’s when the Cleveland Planning Commission approved the Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience plan, also known as CHEERS, which would add more than 80 acres of new parkland and better connect residents with the water.

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Cleveland becomes a parkland as trails and greenspaces multiply

Cleveland is a cleft land, and not just because of the Crooked River. For centuries, railroads, highways, ravines, utilities and more have barricaded us from each other and from our waterways, which didn’t attract us anyway. A confusion of roads and bridges high and low have linked us and kept us apart.

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