first rule in proposing a controversial project is to give it a positive name
so there's no way to refuse. And so it
is with the "Opportunity Corridor".
It's a three-mile road project
that will extend from I-490 beginning at East 55th Street to University Circle. At over $300 million, it will be
the most expensive stretch of road ever built in Ohio.
controversy is that 64 homes and 20 businesses will have to be demolished, right
through neighborhoods that have long been in decay. No one likes being forced
to move regardless of the condition of their home.
does exist. This is an opportunity for a
fast and direct road to connect the West and East sides of Cleveland. An opportunity
to create new homes and businesses that will help those neighborhoods see
revival. The money is now in place so lets get paving. The "Opportunity Corridor" is another bold idea for a city
determined to stay relevant.
I'm Dominic Mancuso and that's how we see it.
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