- The Request for Qualifications is open and available at Public Purchase.
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- An optional pre-proposal meeting and site visit will take place Wednesday, February 12 from 10 AM – noon at Cleveland Lakefront Administrative Building, 8701 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland.
- Submittals are due February 28th, 2020 by 2 PM.
Cleveland’s Lake Erie waterfront was initially developed with a focus on industry and transportation. Modern efforts to better utilize the lakefront as a community asset began in earnest with the City of Cleveland’s 2004 Waterfront District Plan. The plan, among other laudable goals, established the framework of increased connections to the lakefront, such as the realized Lakefront West project, and advocated for stewardship of publicly held lands, which has also been advanced with the 2013 acquisition by Cleveland Metroparks of lakefront parks.
The Cleveland Harbor Eastern Embayment Resilience Study (CHEERS) is a planning initiative to study opportunities for revitalization of the lakeshore east of downtown Cleveland. Cleveland Metroparks, the City of Cleveland, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Ohio Department of Transportation, and the Port of Cleveland have collaborated for this study to address challenges faced by each organization and to provide mutual benefit and improved public assets. The project will identify solutions that deliver multiple benefits: accommodate dredge disposal, create additional aquatic and terrestrial habitat, protect existing highway infrastructure, and enhance the lakeshore as a dynamic community asset.
CHEERS will engage a diverse consultant team to study vulnerabilities in the natural environment, constructed infrastructure, and neighborhood fabric of the project area. Consultants will work with partners, stakeholders, and the community to identify priorities and interventions to improve resilience in the study area and adjoining neighborhoods. Preliminary technical design will explore project feasibility and advance select project components towards implementation.