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btw, what kind of federal share under current FTA guidelines could we expect for a new North Coast Trnsp Center?
Does Burnham's smile come at the expense of the Van Swerignens'? All three of these men were brilliant. Each had their salient arguments to make.
Still, it looked then and is beginning to look again as though Burnham's proposal made more sense from a logistical standpoint, and the Van Sweringens' political and financial manipulations kept Burnham's integrated design for a civic center from ever being completed.
Quote from: KJP on Yesterday at 04:52:42 PM I've just heard something AMAZING from a source at the city. The source says that representatives for the Medical Mart have grown tired of dealing with the Ratners for the Tower City Center site. So apparently the old convention center site is back in play! I consider this to be wonderful news. Also, the source said they are dusting off old plans for the North Coast Transportation Center for Amtrak, the Waterfront Line, bus services and pedestrian accessways to North Coast Harbor. So I dusted off my old images of the North Coast Transportation Center....
The rail logistics would be greatly improved if the Lakefront Bypass for freight were implemented. Some crank wrote a study about this five years ago:http://www.ecocitycleveland.org/ecologicaldesign/blue/rail_bypass_sum.html
Proposed trackage, but with more clarity (personally, I don't think this would work):
QuoteProposed trackage, but with more clarity (personally, I don't think this would work):why not?
Hey, let's build that!
KJP and I have talked about this for years and it finally looks like it has a real chance to happen... One thing I want to add at this point is that the thing can be done in stages. You could easily put in additional tracks and platforms, while continuing to use the existing Amtrak station on an interim basis. Then develop the air rights over the station.
^this would be very nice indeed. With the 3-C and CLE-PGH service on the horizon, Cleveland desperately needs a better station.
I have a question?I really don't want to see that on the Lakefront.
I feel there is a more creative way to open up / connect the CBD to the water.
KJP, is there anyway that the PHASE TWO section of Tower City could be used retrofitted/renovated/revamped and used as a train station?