A coalition of activists intent on stopping the Cleveland Port Authority's proposed relocation of port facilities to waters off East 55th Street has created a web-site to publicize their concerns. Cleveland Lakefront Alliance brings together environmental and good-government activists from the League of Women Voters of the Cleveland Area, the Dike 14 Nature Preserve Committee and the Northeast Ohio Sierra Group.
To have a vibrant, accessible, livable lakefront for all to enjoy for generations to come.
To protect our recreational Lake Erie shoreline from industrial development by preserving and enhancing Cleveland’s lakefront parks and shoreline for public access and recreational use.
• Preserve all existing lakefront state parks, marinas and nature preserves
• Stop the destruction of the East 55th St. Lakefront State Park and Marina, the degradation of Gordon lakefront State Park and Dike 14 nature Preserve, and the elimination of public access to the Lake Erie shoreline and protected recreational waters that will be the result of the Army Corps’ plan for a 157-acre CDF (Contained Disposal Facility) at East 55th, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority’s plan for a new 200-acre industrial port facility at East 55th St.
• Promote compliance with the popularly developed Waterfront District Plan 2004
For some background on the port's relocation plan — and related about-face on the ’04 plan — read Scene's recent cover story "Sunk." — Damian Guevara
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