- November 2014, RTA holds 3 public meetings to gather community input on the future of the East 34th Street Station and two stations on East 79th Street. All have low ridership.
- 2015, RTA completed a Transit Service Alternative Analysis, to assess options to best serve this area. The conclusion and Board direction was to move ahead with station design, while working with the City of Cleveland and local development agencies to increase density and transit-oriented development (TOD) around the station. This would help ensure that investment in a new station would yield positive results.
- Aug. 18, 2015, Board approved resolution 2015-78, and awarded a design contract to WPS (formerly known as Parsons Brinckerhoff) in an amount not to exceed $624,662.
- March 1, 2016, Preliminary design presented to RTA Board of Trustees.
- April 5, 2016, Updated presentation on proposed station design.
- April 19, 2016, Public meeting is set to discuss proposed design.
- January 2017, Station design completed.
- April 25, 2017, RTA Board passes resolution 2017-22, and awards a $6.0 million construction contract to the Panzica Construction Co. of Mayfield Village. 80 percent of the work will be paid by the federal government. 12 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) will share 15 percent of the work, or $902,259.
- May 31, 2017, A ground-breaking ceremony is planned for 11 a.m.
- June 2017, Begin station construction. During construction, the Station will be closed to Red Line riders. Persons who need to use the Station can ride BlueLine / Green Line trains from stations at Tower City or East 55th Street.
- Sept. 18, 2017, Most of the Red Line heavy-rail platform will close, as crews demolish a portion of the heavy-rail platform, and begin to install foundations for the new light-rail platform.
- Oct. 9, 2017, Service to the Red Line platform will be suspended.
- April 2018, The light-rail platform re-opened.
- July 2018, The Red Line platform re-opened.
- September 2018, The new station is opened.
According to federal guidelines, the Station has a public art budget of $70,000. In March, RTA issued a call for artists to submit proposals. The proposals were submitted by May 8. RTA's Public Art Committee will review the proposals on May 31.
- 20 percent local
- 80 percent Federal, from 5 Capital Grants
- Total amount $6.015 million
Page updated April 19, 2021.