Staff members of the Port of Cleveland today are to recommend to the port’s Real Estate Committee that Ehrenkrantz Eckstut & Kuhn Architects of New York should design a new plan for more than 100 acres of downtown waterfront controlled by the port.

The assignment…calls for completing a 20-year vision for the downtown docks west of Cleveland Browns Stadium and east of the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, an area now occupied by scattered warehouses, gravel piles and a pair of cement silos.

Plans for the downtown waterfront are linked to the port’s other big ambition: creating a modern shipping and container port on 200 acres of new landfill north of East 55th Street, several miles east of downtown.

Faster, please.