Do you think you know everything about plans for a new Justice Center downtown? Prominent Cleveland blogger Ken Prendergast probably knows more. His NEOTrans blog documents the continued transformation of downtown Cleveland.
As the Cuyahoga County Justice Center Steering Committee prepares for a decision about where and how to build a new courthouse, Prendergast details what we know so far, looks at several scenarios, and how these plans could change downtown.
Prendergast speculates that "the committee is looking at a large city-owned property at the northeast corner of Lakeside Avenue and West 3rd Street for the new courthouse's site. That property is Fort Huntington Park, right across Lakeside from the Justice Center.
"There is a lot involved if the county seeks to build the new courthouse on the site of Fort Huntington Park. But in so doing, it could put a larger park in a more hospitable, accessible location and make its surrounding land available to developers to increase residential, Class A office and ground-floor restaurant/retail offerings in an attractive, urban park setting."
You can read his entire detailed post by clicking this link.