The pavilion will be located near the playground at Raider Drive, according to chairman of the Greenway board Cameron Fisher.
“The new structure is made possible through a $54,000 gift from Bob and Susan Card,” according Fisher.
“This gift from Bob Card is a perfect example of someone in our community recognizing a need and filling it,” Fisher said. “When Mr. Card contacted me, we discussed his desire to give a gift that would benefit the community via the Greenway. After sharing a few of the dreams of what we hope the Greenway could become, Mr. Card stepped up to the plate with a significant gift to further establish the Greenway as one of our prime community assets.”
“Cameron’s father, Bob Fisher, was my neighbor and good friend for many years,” Card stated. “I admired the good work Cameron has done for the Church of God International Offices and the Greenway, so I knew the contribution would be put to good use.”
Plans for the pavilion show stacked stone construction and an outdoor fireplace at one end.
“The pavilion is designed for events like family birthday parties or a place where registration for races on the Greenway can take place,” Fisher related. “It will also be a cool place during the summer where groups can gather to play games, have a picnic or just fellowship. In the fall, I envision spontaneous gatherings around the fireplace where groups will break out in a campfire sing-along!”
Members of Men and Women of Action will be donating time to construct the pavilion.
“This pavilion, the location, and the playground have not cost the taxpayers anything,” Card said.
Card noted he and his grandchildren regularly use the playground.
“We hope this pavilion provides a nice place for other families to start and end their walks on the greenway, especially if a shower pops up,” Card concluded. “Cleveland is a fine place to raise a family.”
The pavilion-building permit was among 26 that were approved in February by the city. All total the permits brought in nearly $11,000 in revenue and represent $3.2 million in project cost and value. Two were for alteration/additions, while seven were commercial permits. The rest were residential permits.
Alterations included repairs to a burned out building on Ridgeview Avenue and the addition of a front porch to a business on Georgetown Road.
Commercial projects included a dentist office, partition walls and apartment buildings.
Many townhouses, two duplexes and several single-family homes building permits were also approved.
Nineteen land disturbance permits were also granted, bringing in $730 in permit fees. Job cost/value has been listed at $2.7 million.