Towpath Trail Stage 3

 

Stage 3 of the Towpath Trail Extension will run 1.9 miles from the Northern entrance of Steelyard Commons to Literary Ave.

This stage will provide an important link between the populous Cleveland neighborhood Tremont, the employment and retail center Steelyard Commons and the public outdoor recreation area Clark Fields.

Status: Constuction is underway

Tremont Bound

Stage 3 will run along the eastern border of Tremont, one of Cleveland’s signature neighborhoods known both for its history and present-day vibrancy. It is home to many of the city’s finest restaurants – Fahrenheit, Parallax and Sokolowski’s University Inn to name a few – as well as some of Cleveland’s coolest nightspots. From Edison’s famous pizza and beer selection to Barrio’s innovative build-your-own-taco menu, there’s something for everyone in Tremont. And soon there will be the Towpath.

 

Greenspace & Green Infrastructure

Stage 3 of the Towpath will provide a buffer of greenspace between the residential areas of Tremont and the industrial areas found in the valley. The industrial heritage of the neighborhood will be honored through interpretive exhibits and observation decks.

Stage 3 will include three wetlands and bioswales, removing stormwater from the combined sewer system, treating stormwater drainage and reducing run off pollution to the Cuyahoga River.

Meaning of Place

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Clark Fields

Located at the divide of Tremont and the Industrial Valley, Clark Fields is a 50-acre
park owned by the city of Cleveland. As Tremont and downtown have improved, the community has demanded that Clark Fields join the renaissance.

In the near future, Clark Fields is scheduled for a full renovation. The reconfigured grounds are slated to host softball/baseball diamonds, football/soccer fields, tennis and basketball courts, an expanded dog park, picnic area, and a playground. It will feature renovated bathrooms and ample parking.

Bottom of the 4th

One of the leading questions received by Canalway Partners is, “How are you going to get the Towpath through Tremont?” The answer: West 4th.

This road spur was once much longer, spanning the eastern Tremont ridge.  Though it is currently decommissioned by the City of Cleveland, it was never abandoned. By keeping control of the right-of-way, the City of Cleveland paved the way for the Towpath Trail. The West 4th corridor is roughly 1,000 feet from Professor Avenue, meaning the Towpath will be integrated into Tremont’s density without displacing any of its urban fabric.  

The Towpath Trail will ring the western and northern borders of Clark Field.  When combined with the local neighborhood trails, the Towpath will create car-free access to Clark Field, maximizing the value of Cleveland’s investment in the park.

Stage 3 Concept Design Images-

 

Towpath Trail Stage 3 Files-

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Concept Design Images

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Minimum Greenbelt

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Purpose and Need

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Section Description

Towpath Trail Stage 3, Meaning of Place

 

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