Design and parks development expert gives his background information. City/Park partnership working towards completing 8 developmental units. Plans for towpaths, bridge, and exposed canal. Birth of CLPA and movement toward Grand Opening as more organizations got involved. Fundraising for Schumacher Mill Site restoration and waterwheel project. Plans for the Richard Howe house. Economic development as parks attract younger generation. Pros, cons, and changes in development process. Discusses how plan has changed from the original. Great accomplishments; trail system, preservation, scenic byway, new signs/logo.
Long, Tom (interviewee)
Rebillot, Jacquie (interviewer)
Rivers Roads and Rails 2008
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"Tom Long Interview, 2008" (2008). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 517063.