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^dont over think it. They won't open til mid may...more than two months away. That place was a cash cow for them...they won't abandon it.
Happy Friday!My name is Kim xxxxxxx and I am the new Event Manager for Whiskey Island & Wendy Park!I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself & send over the 2012 Event Information.This is the time of year where we start booking all of our prime space, and we wanted to give our past clients & fans first dibs on dates.We are also happy to announce that Sunset Grille will be coming back for our 2012 season!I'd be happy to work on proposals for your picnics, corporate events & other special events this summer. I can be reached at the number or email below. I look forward to meeting you soon. Have a great day!Please check us out on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/whiskeyisland
^ Yes, but it's still a 2 mile walk to cross a 500 ft wide river. I'm just saying that east-west is route I'd use.
Quote from: trav on November 04, 2010, 08:04:54 AM^ Yes, but it's still a 2 mile walk to cross a 500 ft wide river. I'm just saying that east-west is route I'd use. we need an pedestrian crossing across the river, to connect the west bank to downtown.
Just wondering how the Wendy Park land isnt owned by the port, since it is basically surrounded by their operations?
I just check the city's GIS mapping software, and the land on which Wendy Park sits is owned by Norfolk Southern -- not the county.
Oh I have always thought the port had operations over there as well for some reason.. I know it wouldnt be popular, but if that was true, Id rather have that land given to the port in exchange for additional land north of downtown and west of the stadium. I view that land as much more valuable than the wendy park land.
Quote from: ClevelandOhio on July 30, 2012, 09:33:49 AMOh I have always thought the port had operations over there as well for some reason.. I know it wouldnt be popular, but if that was true, Id rather have that land given to the port in exchange for additional land north of downtown and west of the stadium. I view that land as much more valuable than the wendy park land.Dan Moore's granting of the land to the County was meant to prevent *exactly* that from happening. The City of Cleveland was looking into moving port facilities into the Whiskey Island area. Environmental interests and the WIM ownership got together and eventually did a quicky deal with the county (with part of the deal being that the land must remain a park in perpetuity and that the marina would be leased back to Mr. Moore's group) before Cleveland could pull eminent domain.The City sued the County and it became a big a democratic party p*ssing match, but eventually it ended.
I just check the city's GIS mapping software, and the land on which Wendy Park sits is owned by Norfolk Southern -- not the county. The NS land extends to the west and curves to the north until a little sliver of land runs along the straight shoreline where the Hulletts stood. South of that is where the port authority land is which is largely filled with piles of iron ore and some railroad yard tracks. South of the railroad yard is the NS mainline, owned by NS. The rest of Whiskey Island is owned by Cargill, Channel Park Realty, and Ontario Stone.
Hey, guys. Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the Wendy Park Management Plan 2012 is now online: http://planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us/whiskey/plans.html
The Cleveland Metroparks almost certainly will take over state-run parks on the lakefront. The question is when? The likely answer is as early as next year. General chatter about a management change on the lakefront is often accompanied by criticism of the paltry police protection and maintenance by the state. The Metroparks, meanwhile, has been moving methodically toward the lake as it seeks to connect the Towpath Trail that follows the river with Wendy Park on the lakeshore Ultimately, a trail system would link the parks and complete the Emerald Necklace. Brian Zimmerman, the energetic executive director of the 95-year-old park system, acknowledged last week that there are ongoing talks with the state, but declined to identify who is involved. "As soon as the state is ready to step forward, we are prepared to sit down with the city of Cleveland to discuss how the parks should be managed," he said Wednesday. The city retains title to the parks, which the state has run for about 35 years. The clearest signals that the Metroparks system is poised to step in occurred last week at the park commissioners' bimonthly meeting. The agenda contained no fewer that four separate items related to such a move: •The board approved a dollar-a-year lease of a 0.9-acre parcel of county land on Whiskey Island, on the west bank of the Cuyahoga River. "The Cleveland Metroparks desires to have an access point at Wendy Park to facilitate public access to the river," the agenda item read. The county owns the island, and its eventual management by the Metroparks is considered a key component of a lakefront plan. The plan recommended that no fewer than four Metroparks rangers be assigned to Edgewater. Currently, that's about all the state has to cover all of its parks from Edgewater to Mentor Headlands in Lake County. Within six years the plan estimates that improvements in amenities, special events and programs, facility rentals and sales would be enough to make Edgewater self-sustaining.