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First look: CWRU announces bold plan for a new greenway in University Circle

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University is planning a dramatic new greenway that will slice across Cleveland Museum of Art's south front and across Rockefeller Park to connect CWRU's main campus to its emerging western campus along East 105th Street.

Designed by Sasaki Associates of Watertown, Mass., one of America's leading landscape architecture firms, the greenway will stretch from Freiberger Field on the west side of the recently completed Tinkham Veale University Center to CWRU's Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple-Tifereth Israel.

A city-sponsored greenway path, to be built concurrently with the CWRU project, will extend the main greenway from East 105th to East 101st Street, just north of the Cleveland Clinic, where the university and the medical institution are building a joint, $515 million Health Education Campus designed by Lord Norman Foster.

The project will involve clearing brush and sculpting gentler slopes to create an easily walkable commons measuring 2,200 feet in length with hilltop vistas punctuated by clusters of mature trees....

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