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Is There Time to Get Design and Planning Right for Opportunity Corridor?

By Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Terry Schwarz, director of Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, posed a zinger of a question at the City Club forum on Wednesday about the city's massive Opportunity Corridor boulevard project.

"How can this be better?" she asked a panel that included Freddy Collier, Cleveland's planning director, and Myron Pakush, deputy director of the Ohio Department of Transportation's District 12, which is overseeing the three-mile, $331 million road project.

"All of this rhetoric around it being a pedestrian-friendly, multi-modal corridor, it doesn't align with what we're seeing in the images," she said.

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