According to Michelle Jarboe of the Plain Dealer,
“City planners approved permits Friday to knock down the last buildings -- including Larry Flynt's Hustler Club -- that stand in the way of a $500 million project on the east bank of the Flats which reaches from the riverbank east toWest Ninth Street.”
If you have been paying any attention to downtown Cleveland development, you might know that the Wolstein East Bank project has probably been the most anticipated and eagerly watched cityscape makeover inCleveland’s more recent history. What it has the potential to be is the first step, and hopefully not the last, in the way of Cleveland truly taking advantage of it’s most valuable resource, IT”S PROXIMITY TO WATER!”
The project has plans to boast an exciting mix of homes, hotels, shops, a movie theater, a marina, all fitting perfectly together to showcase theCuyahogaRiver. Working in tandem with K&D’s West Bank Stonebridge development projections have also been made that pedestrian bridges could be made to join the two banks and return this area to its former glory.
Longtime Clevelanders might remember the East Bank and what it once was and think about what it could be again.