Cleveland seeks future for river property

CLEVELAND - An old, abandoned former Coast Guard station at the Cuyahoga River's western mouth would be restored to public uses in a plan now under consideration.

Cleveland city planners envision the 65-year-old station could be converted to a restaurant and Great Lakes museum, with public docks and a promenade.

The Cleveland Planning Commission will gather public comments on three versions of a restored station during a meeting tonight. Estimated costs could amount to about $9 million. The city has no money for the restoration for the site that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Planners hope tax credits and federal, state and foundation funding might help.

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