Our 2012 agenda for Northeast Ohio: editorial
Posted February 12, 2012 in Articles
Author: Editorial Board, The Plain Dealer
This should be a big year for Greater Cleveland and for the resilient city at its core. Ideas, innovations and investments that have been incubating for a decade are ready to blossom. The challenge for this community -- and the centerpiece of our editorial agenda for the coming year-- must be to bring those efforts to maturity, link them in ways that reinforce progress and maintain our momentum toward a brighter future.
The concrete signs of progress are undeniable: the nearly complete Horseshoe Casino on Public Square; construction cranes at the convention center and medical mart complex, the Flats East Bank project and University Circle; construction crews working on the first of the new Inner Belt bridges and laying the groundwork for continued development around Cleveland State University. Demand is surging for downtown housing, out-of-town firms are eyeing Midtown and University Circle's growth is spilling over into East Cleveland.