These related initiatives offer new uses and amenities into one of Cleveland’s most important areas of development, the North Coast Harbor. The plan for the harbor, which is located adjacent to Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, calls for 53 slips, a floating amenity building to encourage boaters to travel to and visit downtown via Lake Erie and a new bridge operator’s building.
The amenities building's design is contemporary, yet reminiscent of traditional coastal buildings. Its "saltbox" form is accentuated by cedar siding, which provides a warmth and richness to its surroudings, and complex construction details and joinery. Custom signage panels spell out "CLEVELAND" with nautical flags, bringing a sense of whimsy and splash of color to the composition.
The bridge operator's building houses the controls for the Inner Harbor's pedestrian drawbridge. The iconic bridge is designed by world-renowned architect, Miguel Rosales and connects the 9th Street Pier with Voinovich Park. The operator's building is designed to complement the bridge's architecture and add to the waterfront's modern amenities.