Lake Erie is one of Cleveland's best natural features
But for years, residents have struggled to get there. Highways, railroads, and a 65-foot bluff separate the city from the lakefront, making it nearly impossible to walk and bike to Lake Erie’s shore safely. The North Coast Connector is a proposed land bridge that would finally allow everyone to experience our Great Lake. It could sail above the railroad tracks and roads to let people walk and bike to the Great Lakes Science Center, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Cleveland Browns Stadium. It could create a joyful green space where your kids (and dogs) could play. It could bring a new generation of visitors to the North Coast, activating vibrant community experiences and job growth. In short, it would make our North Coast a place everyone can enjoy.
The City hosted a series of Community Visioning Workshops in May 2023 to help understand everyone’s ideas for the North Coast. Participants shared their thoughts on the layout of the North Coast Connector and what they would like to focus on for the design of the new Master Plan.
We urge Garfield Heights' residents to take the survey, and share your thoughts: