"Currently, we've broken ground on Building 4, which is the large residential building with 243 apartments above a parking deck and retail podium," says Brice Hamill, Director of Design with Fairmount Properties.
"We think we have the best residential site in Cleveland given the views and activity on the water - from planes to trains to boats, and we did a lot to capture that," says Hamill
"From an urban planning standpoint, that's one of the coolest things we're doing down there," says Hamill
There's also a 3.5-acre park that will be owned by the developers yet publicly accessible.
The 1,200-foot boardwalk will be maintained by the Metroparks, Hamill
"It will be large floor plates, and we look at that as a cool possibility for a company... to get branded power in a downtown building," says Hamill
Hamill promises that more local restaurants and establishments will be announced soon, including an ice cream venue, countering concerns that Flats East Phase II will consist largely of chain restaurants.
"We're going to bring in not just a fine dining concept, but places for everyone: young, old, married, not married, kids or no kids," says Hamill
Surface parking lots will surround the development for now, but over the long term, those could become future phases for additional development.
Source: Brice Hamill