Medical Mart/Convention Center site hearing set

6:47 AM, May 14, 2008   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- If you want a voice in deciding where the planned Medical Mart and Convention Center should be built, a public hearing will be held to hear your thoughts. The hearing will be Thursday, May 22nd between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to inform and take input from citizens. It will be held at the Center for Families and Children at 4500 Euclid Avenue. Free parking is available nearby. A site selection committee has been reviewing four possible locations. They are:

  • The so-called Forest City site behind Tower City overlooking the Cuyahoga River. The Convention Center could be built there connected to a Medical Mart in a madeover Dillard's building.
  • The present Convention Center site and nearby land
  • A site near the lakefront on present Port property
  • A site including parking lots on the fringe of the Warehouse District
The Greater Cleveland Partnership is sponsoring the meeting. Commission President Peter Lawson Jones will run it. Advocates for particular sites are expected to make presentations. The Partnership will recommend a site to commissioners with them making the ulimate decision. They hope to pick a site before the end of June. The Medical Mart would be a showcase for health care products that would bring visitors and dollars to Northeast Ohio.


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