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Center for Community Planning and Development


On October 2, 2002, the Levin College Forum Program and the Cleveland Lakefront Partners (the city of Cleveland, the Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cleveland Tomorrow, and the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition) sponsored a public forum on lakefront utilities and railroads. The forum was the second in a series of four intended to deepen the community’s understanding of some of the issues related to the plans for the Cleveland lakefront. It was part of the Levin College Forum Program’s two-year Northeast Ohio’s Waterways forum series, which is focusing public attention on development of a comprehensive vision for all of Northeast Ohio’s waterways. The purpose of the Utilities and Railroads forum was to inform the public about the nature of Greater Cleveland’s public and private infrastructure located on the lakefront and the factors that will affect plans to redesign Cleveland’s lakefront.