Browns, FirstEnergy Stadium part of proposed Cleveland lakefront development

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An ambitious new proposal headed by the ownership of the Cleveland Browns would revamp and revitalize the lakefront area around FirstEnergy Stadium into a more vibrant and connected section of nearby downtown.

In the proposal from the Haslam Sports Group, which is headed by Brown owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, the lakefront area that includes FirstEnergy Stadium, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science center would get spruced up and better connected to the downtown area thanks to a land bridge that would span the railroad tracks and State Route 2, which separate the lakefront into a separate parcel. This would connect the two areas via a land bridge that extends the Cleveland mall area to the lakefront.

The development would include an outlet mall, residential developments, parks, plazas and more.

From cleveland.com, an artistic video rendering of the concept: