March 31, 2009 – The Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority has awarded KS Associates a contract to provide surveying services related to the multimillion-dollar Port relocation plan underway. The plan calls for redeveloping the current Port Authority site west of the Cleveland Browns stadium and ultimately relocating Port operations.
KS Associates’ Survey Group will perform boundary, land title and submerged land lease surveys for three locations: the existing downtown Port site, the proposed E. 55th Street site and the Cleveland Bulk Terminal on Whiskey Island.
The first phases of the Port’s project will involve upgrading docks and warehouses at the current site as part of the business diversification strategy already underway at the Port. Eventually the Port, per the wishes of Cleveland citizens, will relocate to a lakefront site well-connected to transportation hubs and opportunities for nearby business development. This facilitates downtown waterfront development that will feature recreation and entertainment options, and space for cultural events.
The potential relocation to the E. 55th Street site offers several maritime and business advantages. The site provides a water depth necessary to accommodate modern cargo ships, included those carrying bulk, break bulk (packaged materials) and container cargo. The site also is adjacent to underutilized industrial property that is ripe for significant investment, including businesses geared toward international trade and global competitiveness.
According to Lynn S. Miggins, P.E., president of KS Associates, "We are thrilled to be part of this major redevelopment project aimed at attracting new business and fueling transformative economic development. The project promises to create good jobs for Clevelanders, while providing greater boating and recreational access to Lake Erie."
To read more about the project and why it is a leap in the right direction for our region, go to:
About Cleveland’s Future Port
About the Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority
Photo caption: Daniel Jenkins, KS Associates Surveying Party Chief, is performing a boundary survey for the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority relocation. Dan is a resident of Vermilion, Ohio.