As a way to gather information, determine the needs and assets of the surrounding area, and consider the impact that a completed Bridge Project would entail for a variety of stakeholders, there are multiple collaborative efforts underway.
The consultants for the project include:
Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (http://www.cudc.kent.edu) will lead the public engagement process and focus on the urban connectivity issues related to bicycling and pedestrian access through the bridge.
Cypress Research Group (http://www.cypress-research.com/) who will interview and begin to assess the needs of the arts and cultural community.
Levin Ventures who will further engage the arts community to determine a “needs assessment” for a possible performance space on the bridge.
Coral Strategies, LLC (http://www.thecoralcompany.com/) will interview key stakeholders and property owners around the bridge to determine types of development that may be missing on or near the bridge.
Environmental Design Group (http://www.envdesigngroup.net/) will conduct a traffic and parking analysis, given current and future development in the area.