CLEVELAND — As it aims to transform Cleveland into a "15-minute neighborhood," real estate company Bedrock unveiled its master plan for the Cuyahoga Riverfront during a press conference at the Ritz Carlton in Downtown Cleveland on Friday morning.
According to a release, the project is expected to take between 15-20 years to complete and will see "35 acres of the riverfront, transform Tower City Center, and prioritize accessibility, equity, sustainability, and resilience with the development of an 18-hour, 15-minute downtown."
“We are incredibly excited to present our interpretation of the groundbreaking work accomplished in the City’s Vision for the Valley. The opportunity to provide unparalleled access to the Cuyahoga Riverfront while connecting the area to the downtown core is realized through David Adjaye’s bold strokes,” says Kofi Bonner, chief executive officer at Bedrock. “David’s vision not only embraces downtown Cleveland’s rich history and connection to nature, but also addresses the demands of a world-class city by leveraging sustainable infrastructure and emphasizing pedestrian and transit modes to large activated open spaces.”
Earlier this year, Bedrock announced that world-renowned architect Sir David Adjaye had been hired to master plan the project. Current plans call for the unfinished Tower City Center complex to be extended down to the east bank of the Cuyahoga River at Collision Bend, in addition to the addition of 2,000 residential units, 850,000 square feet of office space, new parking, 12+ acres of public space and opportunities for future hospitality, retail and entertainment venues.
“Our redevelopment strategy for the downtown Cleveland Riverfront taps into the lost heritage of the city, establishing a new relationship between the urban core and the shore,” states Adjaye. “As I became more deeply immersed, the need to build a more tempered flow of movement through the city became immensely clear.”
You can read more about the plan on Bedrock's website here and see renderings in the slideshow below.