Mayor Jack Bradley Promotes Lorain at the National Brownfields Training Conference

Mayor Jack Bradley Promotes Lorain at the National Brownfields Training Conference

On August 17, 2022, Mayor Jack Bradley participated in the National Brownfields Training Conference on the Mayor’s Roundtable Plenary. The Mayor responded to questions from Carlton Waterhouse, the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Office of Land and Emergency Management at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Mayor Bradley spoke about Lorain’s success in securing funding to redevelop brownfields.

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Revitalizing Black River Landing

In August 2022, Lorain Port and Finance Authority unveiled the renderings for revitalizing the Black River Landing amphitheater and surrounding grounds. The plans include a trail to connect the historic Broadway district to the Black River Landing. 

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Downtown Lorain – Your Food & Drink Destination!

The past five years have changed downtown Lorain from its historic manufacturing roots to a destination for independent bars and restaurants. In conjunction with the weekly Rocking on the River concerts, people are coming back to downtown and finding many small businesses to offer goods and services.

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New Development Options all over Lorain

Lorain Harbor could look drastically in the coming years!  The Bartlett Maritime Plan™ announced in February 2022 that it hopes to create 2,000-3,000 new jobs in Lorain with the building of a submarine dry dock the U.S. Navy. Look ahead to the possible future for Lorain Harbor and read the full article here: 

In May, Ohio political leaders came together to express support for proposed development. Read the full article here: 

Colorado Avenue Industrial Park sees potential development in Lorain

LORAIN — The Colorado Avenue Industrial Park has an interested buyer.

On the city’s east side bordering the Black River, the city owns almost 200 acres of property developed to create an industrial parkway along River Industrial Park Road, which is normally blocked with large concrete barricades. Often the site of cleanups in the summer, it could soon be home to a cold food storage.

Tom Brown, executive director of the Lorain Port Authority, said the deal is something he and the city have been working on for quite some time. The developer, Karis Capital, is making a roughly $35 million investment into the property. It is interested in buying several parcels and is willing to commit to creating 100 jobs with a payroll in excess of $4 million — meaning an income tax revenue for the city of about $105,000.

Councilwoman Beth Henley, D-Ward 1, said it was probably the best thing that has happened in her ward in a quarter-century. Known often as the “road to nowhere,” she hoped the development would spur further investment in the city.

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Lorain Ariel on Broadway cuts ribbon to spark rebirth in downtown

Lorain Ariel on Broadway cuts ribbon to spark rebirth in downtown

The Ariel on Broadway hotel and event complex is a new spark in the continuing rebirth of downtown Lorain, local officials said.

The partners of Ariel Ventures LLC welcomed local, state and federal officials for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony March 2.

The event center already has hosted various public gatherings and the 56-room hotel is expected to open in coming days, once its reservation system is ready.

Developer Radhika Reddy was flanked by her business partners, Irene Zawadiwsky, Lynn Selzer and Annette Stevenson, with representatives from about two dozen other groups that contributed to the project.

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Want to be involved with FireFish Festival in Lorain?

The FireFish Festival will return to the city of Lorain on Sept. 11-12 once again transforming downtown into a multimedia sensory experience of art, music, culture, fire and fun, according to a news release.

Known for its commitment to high-quality art and performances representing the wide array of talent in Lorain, Lorain County and across Northeast Ohio, the FireFish Festival again will engage festival attendees with 3D art installations, pop-up galleries, interactive exhibits and a wide variety of musical performances, the release said.

This year, the festival will be centered on and along Broadway between Erie Avenue and Fifth Street.

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