Cleveland Metroparks to oversee Coast Guard station’s revamp


CLEVELAND (AP) — A northeast Ohio Coast Guard station built more than 75 years ago is set to receive a makeover.

The Art Moderne-style Coast Guard station on Cleveland’s lakefront was built in 1940 at the mouth of the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) River. The Coast Guard staffed the station until 1976 and the building has been empty ever since.

Cleveland Metroparks CEO Brian Zimmerman tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/1Q97WZo ) that the park system is overseeing the station’s restoration and will manage the facility. Zimmerman says the city of Cleveland will probably keep ownership.

Zimmerman says the plan would cost roughly $1 million. Exterior renovations are expected to begin by summer, and planners hope to complete renovations by next year.

Uses for the station haven’t been finalized, but could include a base for community sailing.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com