Euclid Waterfront Project - Phase II Wins Vibrant NEO Champion Award

Members of Euclid’s Council and Administration accept a ‘Champion’ award from Vibrant NEO for the Euclid Waterfront Improvement Plan – Phase II.

In November 2019, the City of Euclid received its most sculptural award yet: a hand-blown blue and green glass work of art (by The Glass Bubble Project in Ohio City) atop a plaque that proclaims the City of Euclid’s Waterfront Improvement Plan – Phase II a ‘2019 Vibrant NEO’ Champion.

Vibrant NEO is Northeast Ohio’s Sustainable Communities Consortium Initiative, made up of multiple partner organizations led by NOACA who seek to advance a vision and framework for the future of our region. You can learn more by reading the recent Vibrant NEO 2040 report here: Earlier this Fall, the City was invited to submit the Waterfront Project for consideration. The Cleveland Metroparks, Tri-C and the City of Youngstown were among the other recipients of this honor for sustainable planning in Northeast Ohio. Those agency leaders alongside Mayor Holzheimer Gail took the stage during the award ceremony for an informative panel session.

The Euclid Waterfront Phase II – West is anticipated to reach substantial completion by the end of this month, with future amenities planned for 2020. The trail extends from Sims Park to E.242nd Street and stabilizes the shoreline providing nearshore natural habitat as well as unprecedented public access to our region’s greatest natural asset. The Project has received numerous accolades and press since beginning construction in Fall 2018 and especially since the Cuyahoga County Executive’s announcement in October 2019 to use Euclid’s model as the basis for developing the shoreline across the nearly 30 miles of Lake Erie throughout the County.

To learn more about the Project, including timeline updates, visit Construction photographs are regularly uploaded to a Project album on the City of Euclid’s Facebook page.

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 10, Issue 12, Posted 6:26 PM, 12.02.2019