Cleveland Planning Commission has three big topics to chew on Friday morning.


CLEVELAND -- It may be the end of the week, but three major Cleveland projects are set to stir up major discussion Friday that could reshape some key spots around the city.

On Friday morning the Cleveland Planning Commission will tackle three topics.

First, there is a new push by McDonald's to open a new store on Lorain Avenue in Ohio City that has drawn sharp criticism from Ohio City natives and supporters. Over the summer, hundreds came out to rally against the project that many fear will eat away at a neighborhood that sells itself on warmth an locally owned businesses.

Second, there is the matter of the renovations at FirstEnergy Stadium. While the Cleveland Browns unveiled plans for $120 million in upgrades over the next two years, the city of Cleveland hasn't had a chance to formally weigh in. They will on Friday, as the second issue on their agenda.

Third, there is the matter of the multimillion dollar Flats East Bank Phase 2. Specific plans for dozens of news businesses and hundreds of parking spots will be unveiled, and the Planning Commission is slated to green-light final variances that will trigger financing to ensure the project is completed in 2015.

The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in Room 514 at Cleveland City Hall. Channel 3 News will be there reporting on all fronts throughout the day Friday.