Lakefront Development: Marina Groundbreaking

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CLEVELAND-- City leaders are breaking ground on a new transient marina, one boaters are sure to enjoy.

It’ll sit right behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at North Coast Harbor in downtown Cleveland.

Many hope the addition help attracts more people to the area.

“We want to make this a destination not only for boaters from Ohio, but Pennsylvania and Michigan to come enjoy it,” said Rodger Norcross with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

The marina will cost nearly $2 million and will house more than 50 slips, plus bathrooms and other amenities.

“This is just part of an ongoing continuous investment by the city into not just North Coast Harbor, but into our master plan of developing the lakefront,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.

Commander Robert Sefcovic with the Greater Cleveland Boating Association believes the marina is going to make a big difference.

“There is nothing else on Lake Erie that will even match up to this, so we will take this back to our people and make sure that they’ll be welcomed here in Cleveland for years to come,” he said.

City leaders hope to have the project finished by next spring.