Avon Lake Lakefront District Plan


Avon Lake, Ohio

Project Type

Economic Development


The Lorain County Board of Commissioners partnered with Lorain County Metro Parks, the City of Avon Lake, the City of Sheffield Lake, the City of Lorain, the City of Vermilion and NOACA, the Cleveland MPO, to conduct the Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity TLCI Plan. Environmental Design Group was hired as the prime consultant to develop the plan. Conceptual designs, economic development interviews, economic impact analyses and tax and job creation projections were all developed for the project.

Scope of Services

The proposed mixed-use Avon Lake Redevelopment combines new retail, commercial, and residential space with over three acres of unique park features. A one-third acre sandy beach with shaded seating and active recreation space, a restaurant with café seating, and a public pier overlook Lake Erie. An ADA accessible walkway connects the residential units, nearly three acres of parking, office space, existing businesses, and other mixed-use spaces. A “Main Street inspired” public space provides multi-modal access to open seating, a showpiece fountain surrounded by a railroad inspired pergola, on-street parking, and rain gardens. Existing roadways are resurfaced and upgraded with complete street essentials such as bike lanes, widened sidewalks, and natural elements.


  • Commercial real property tax impact: $497,000
  • Residential real property tax impact: $726,000
  • Job Creation: 417
  • Payroll Estimates: $13,215,000

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