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KS Designs River Frontage Area for The Foundry on Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River

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October 7, 2015 - KS Associates is helping put infrastructure in place to support Cleveland’s growing interest in the sport of rowing. KS was responsible for designing the dock area and river frontage for The Foundry, a new state-of-the-art rowing facility located along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.

The Foundry is the vision of Mike Trebilcock and his wife, Gina, who purchased a series of industrial buildings in hopes of transforming them into a recreational hub and education center for high school and college student athletes who want to become high performance rowers and sailors.

In 2014, Trebilcock, in conjunction with MCPc Family Charities, contracted with KS to prepare construction plans for the Foundry’s dock area. KS's design included 520 lineal feet of rowing and launch docks, gangway ramps, steel platforms, and anchor piles. KS also provided some permitting and surveying services for the project. Trebilcock and The Foundry are exceptionally proud of the due diligence with the project, including obtaining a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, approval by the United States Coast Guard, and the Northeast Ohio shipping community.

The docks, constructed by RowAmerica, and boathouse opened for their first season in August 2015, just in time for the 2015-2016 school year. When fully constructed, The Foundry will be complete with a fitness center, indoor rowing tanks, and park.

The Foundry is located on the east side of Columbus Road across from Rivergate Park. With Rivergate Park and The Foundry on the banks of the Cuyahoga River, the project is helping make the riverfront more accessible to the growing rowing community.

About The Foundry:
The Foundry is a rowing, sailing, and fitness training center geared towards youth and young adults in Cleveland. The Foundry’s concept is based on high-performance athletics, coupled with a holistic support structure for youth and families. Located on the Columbus Road Peninsula in the center of Cleveland, Ohio, The Foundry is situated in an up-and-coming neighborhood rapidly changing from exclusively industrial with the occasional retail space, to a truly mixed use area. The mission of The Foundry is to create a positive space for youth fitness and empowerment through the nautical sports of rowing and sailing. More information can be found here: www.clevelandfoundry.org

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