Euclid City Council Authorizes Advertising for Bids for Phase II of Euclid Waterfront Improvements Plan

Phase II of the Euclid Waterfront Improvements Plan features over 5 acres of aquatic and upland habitat restoration, nearly 3000 feet of stabilized shoreline and three-quarters of a mile of new public lakefront access. The project is projected to break ground by summer 2018.

“Euclid is close to realizing a brilliant lakefront project that could serve as a precedent for Cleveland, if not the entire Great Lakes region.” – Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer (November 2017)

Euclid’s vision to provide unprecedented public waterfront access, habitat enhancements, and upland stability is moving closer to reality after reaching significant milestones in 2017 and early 2018. In January 2018, Euclid City Council authorized the City to advertise for bids this spring. During a public presentation of the Plan, the Council unanimously voted to move forward with the bidding process. A year previous to this meeting, Council authorized the Phase II final engineering and design contract of consultant SmithGroupJJR.

Additional Phase II Updated Milestones:

  • State and Federal permits for Phase II of Euclid’s Waterfront Improvements Plan are in their final stages of approval for Phase II of the Euclid Waterfront Improvements Plan, which is positioned to break ground by summer 2018. This milestone reflects years of planning and the support of public and private partnerships. 
  • In Fall 2017, the City successfully executed easement agreements and property donations from project area stakeholders, setting the stage for improved economic opportunity in the region while providing ecological benefits, erosion control, and unprecedented public access to Lake Erie.
  • In Fall 2017, the Euclid Waterfront Improvements Plan was the subject of multiple news articles extoling the ambition of the project. You can read The Plain Dealer’s architecture and art critic Steven Litt’s review here:
  • Throughout 2017, the City of Euclid successfully raised over $600,000 in new grant funds, leveraging funds previously raised. The largest award was $.5M from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Clean Ohio Trail Fund. We were one of only three organizations in Cuyahoga County to receive funding this round. The City recently applied for $2.76 from FEMA in addition to a State Capital Budget request of $2M. A $4 million Cuyahoga County Casino Revenue Fund allocation provides a significant portion of the necessary funding with additional project funding provided by Federal, State and local funds. 

For additional Euclid Waterfront Improvements Plan information, a copy of the January 16, 2018 public meeting presentation, as well as a new virtual reality tour of the planned project, please visit:

For questions or comments, please contact Allison Lukacsy-Love, Community Projects Manager at (216) 289-8160 or by email at

Allison Lukacsy-Love

Allison Lukacsy-Love is the Community Projects Manager at the City of Euclid. You can reach her at (216) 289-8160 or by email at

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018