Cleveland Flats

CMG has developed an open space framework plan to inform future public and private development of the historic Flats neighborhood. Various project sites are addressed in detail within the Flats framework plan. These discrete sites include an 8 acre linear park with integral storm water treatment and habitat creation program as well as a one acre old parking lot occupied by a temporary landscape installation. Also included is a remnant landscape nominated as a National Archeological Site that CMG has framed as an urban wild and overlaid storm water treatment and habitat creation. 

 

download: Project PDF
client: LAND Studio (previously Building Cleveland by Design, ParkWorks, Cleveland Public Art)
location: Cleveland, OH
project area: Lake Link Greenway and Wendy Park
additional projects: Wendy Park on Whiskey Island Management Plan, 2012
completed: Ongoing
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Development of the Cleveland Flats Connections Plan.
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The Cleveland Flats Connnections Plan, building upon isolated, remnant open spaces and bridges to provide a continuous connection from the City to the Waterfront.
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The Cuyahoga River has spurred Cleveland's industrial development for hundreds of years, yet at the cost of environmental degradation.
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Existing Conditions
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The creation of Sycamore Park will provide productive public open space to address stormwater, habitat creation, accessibility and connectivity in the heart of the City.
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existing conditions
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The Lake Link Trail and Greenway in a former railway corridor on the West Side of the Cuyahoga River is to be an open space catalyst for future development.
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“Old Detroit Street Bridge” is Cleveland’s oldest extant bridge. It connects of the Railroad Right of Way with Irishtown Bend.
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The historic tunnels could be reopened for pedestrian and bicycle access, and used as a night club, cafe, or museum.
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existing conditions
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In addition to removing water from the combined sewer outlets, the proposed open space provides public amenities such as the playground illustrated above.
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Public access beneath the Main St. Bridge is integrated with stormwater treatment.
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Settlement ponds found at each bridge abutment drain, flanked by low-flow stormwater channels convey clean water to the Cuyahoga River.
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The rapidy eroding banks of the Irishtown Bend are threatening this important connector; planting fast-growing native plants will absorb stormwater and stabilize the slope.
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Here, a new soft shoreline absorbs site movement and accommodates fish habitats.
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Click on the  map to view  interactive details of the Cleveland Flats Projects. 

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