About the Project

The Lorain Harbor Area-Wide Planning Project Area consists of five publicly-owned properties located along the Black River and within close proximity to Lake Erie. These five sites are important to the revitalization of
Lorain’s historic urban waterfront. The project area has the potential to transform into a mixed-use and
sustainable community, featuring nature trails that connect the public to Lake Erie. In addition, all the sites
are adjacent to the downtown area and have water access.

This project is led by Lorain County with support from the USEPA Land Revitalization Program. Key
partners include the City of Lorain, the Lorain Port Authority, the Lorain Growth Corporation, Charleston
Village Society, and the Black River Area of Concern (AOC) Advisory Committee.


The Expression of Interest process is now live. 

  • Click here to request the Lorain Harbor EOI.
  • Download the Lorain Harbor EOI fact sheet here or click the images below to view site specific fact sheets.

Submission Deadline:

  • Proposals must be submitted in PDF format electronically to Tiffany McClelland, City of Lorain Port Authority, tmcclelland@lorainportauthority.com, by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018

Site tours (not mandatory) will be ongoing throughout the process; to schedule a tour contact Tiffany McClelland, Lorain Port Authority at tmcclelland@lorainportauthority.com, 440-204-1194; or Vita Nuova LLC at warren@vitanuova.net, (888) 508-6710.

The Properties

Pellet Terminal

Black River Landing South

Boat Launch

Riverbend Commerce Park

Former Landfill