12.16.05 Presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment to the Cleveland City Planning Commission

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/12/2005 - 12:01.
12/16/2005 - 09:00
12/16/2005 - 11:00
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The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission will give a presentation of the Southern Bridge Alignment "Signature Bridge" plan to the Cleveland City Planning Commission on Friday, December 16.  The planning commission meeting will start at 9:00 am at Cleveland City Hall in Room 514.

 

  It is important for all interested parties to attend this presentation and learn about the details of the Southern Bridge Alignment Plan.  There will also be an opportunity to voice your comments and make them part of the public record.  Participants should also put their comments in writing and submit them to the Cleveland City Planning Commission and to ODOT.  The Cleveland City Planning Commission must take public opinion into consideration before making any decisions on ODOT's "Recommended Preferred Alternative" for the Northern Bridge Alignment Plan.

 

ODOT is hiring the bridge designers for its "Recommended Preferred Alternative" for the Northern Bridge Alignment on Monday , December 12.  Therefore, ODOT is hiring the bridge designers four days prior to the Cleveland City Planning Commission's first comprehensive assessment of the Southern Bridge Alignment Plan.  That plan was submitted by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission in March 2003 and ODOT removed it from futher consideration in June 2005, because it would impact a church.  Since that time ODOT has acknowledged that the church does not have to be taken by the Southern Bridge Alignment Plan, but it has not reconsidered the plan- yet.

 

Please visit the NEO Bridge site to get updates on all the Innerbelt Bridge issues and particpate in a community dialog about the Innerbelt Bridge.  Click here to get to the NEO Bridge link>> http://neobridge.net/

 

Location

Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Ave E Room 514
Cleveland, OH
United States

Bridge Designers Must Be Held To High Standards

Clevelanders should "get to know" these ODOT hired bridge designers. They will be changing the face of our city from probably the next century or longer. Are they innovative, creative people who will be open to all the possibilities? It is our responsibility to fight for the best outcome for our city!

bridge design

with the routing of the bridge apparently (and unbelievably) conceded to ODOT, mighty commanders of our gas tax monies, is it time to begin thinking about the amenities that could and should be included on this multi-million dollar piece of concrete and steel?
I, for one, would like to see bike and pedestrian lanes (other cities have mixed highways with people space) which would include space for viewing the valley as well as some innovative public art that addresses the unique "ecosystem" below....
thoughts??

Totally - Alsenas suggested renewable energy too

One of the brainstorms on the bridge I found really interesting - back when people were allowed to think their opinions mattered - was on incorporating renewable energy - perhaps some wind turbines on those high, windy towers - solar for all those lights and (as you pointed out) communications - it would be cool to keep those ideas on the table