Community leaders say a new identity for East Toledo could be the answer to jump-starting a nearby historic business district and that surrounding neighborhoods that will be adjacent to the proposed Marina District development.
That’s partly what is being recommended from the Connecting the Pieces Final Plan for the Garfield Neighborhood and Main/Starr Business District.
That means possibly referring to the Garfield Neighborhood as Garfield Heights, as long as a city in suburban Cleveland doesn’t make a fuss.
Other ideas include getting rid of stop lights along Main Street and replacing them with four-way stop signs and looking into developing an X-treme Sports Center either at the existing Acme Power Plant in the Marina District or a new building in Edison Park.
The Connecting the Pieces committee presented their final 98-page report at a public meeting at the East Toledo Family Center on Monday. The committee plans to have two more meetings to discuss their findings.