CLEVELAND — EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above as part of a previous Bedrock/Cleveland story aired on 3News on Sept. 15, 2021.
As Bedrock works to create "a 15-minute neighborhood" along the Cuyahoga Riverfront and transform Tower City Center, more plans have been released to revamp downtown Cleveland's public spaces.
Bedrock is planning to add planters, trees, benches, upgraded lighting and more in the first phase of its public space program.
“We believe it is important to address some of the physical issues immediately adjacent to these core downtown spaces, even as we evolve our plans for Tower City and curate a mixed-use residential community on the Cuyahoga Riverfront,” said Bedrock CEO Kofi Bonner in a statement. “Working with the City of Cleveland, we have proposed a few straightforward but important features that will help provide a more welcoming, pedestrian-friendly environment.”
Starting this fall, Bedrock will install the new features in front of Tower City, on Ontario Street from Euclid to Huron Avenues, on Prospect Avenue between The May and West 6th and on Euclid Avenue from Ontario to The May.
“Bedrock has taken a vested interest to improve the Downtown Cleveland experience for pedestrians through this streetscape enhancement along their landmark properties, as well as Public Square and key components of the Gateway District,” said Joyce Pan Huang, Director, City Planning Commission. “These simple, yet impactful improvements will make a significant difference in the overall District experience.”
The partnership between Bedrock and LAND Studio aims to create "a more interconnected, walkable and activated experience between high-trafficked destinations such as Tower City, Public Square, The Sherwin-Williams Company, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Progressive Field, and JACK Casino."
According to Bedrock officials, the new streetscape aligns with the Skylight Park at Tower City that Bedrock recently introduced.