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Press Release - Civic Center Enhancements

Earlier this year, the former B&B Towing property located at 2300 Second Street was demolished; making room to proceed with the construction of a new municipal parking lot. To provide for a better and safer flow of vehicular traffic, the southern entrance to the City Building will be permanently closed and the new entrance will be located off Stow Avenue.

Long in the master planning stages for the Civic Campus, this new parking lot will provide additional public parking not only for residents utilizing the City Building, but also the Natatorium and Church Square. The new parking area will include landscaping, signage and a bioretention area that will filter parking lot run off before reaching the Cuyahoga River. "I am so pleased that we could integrate a sustainable storm water management principle into the design of this parking lot," stated Mayor Don Robart.

Bioretention uses plants and soil to remove pollutants from storm water runoff, which also improves aesthetics to the landscaping. This 'green' principle will aid in keeping the river clean. Development Director, Susan Truby stated "moving the entrance to Stow Avenue together with providing new signage and landscaping, will give residents and visitors a better image of our Civic Complex." Tallmadge Asphalt will be completing the new concrete parking lot, which will consist of forty parking spaces by the end of the year, weather permitting.
Last changed 07/25/2011 - 10:41am by petron@cityofcf