(Cleveland) - The City of Cleveland Planning Commmission turned down plans for a new McDonald's at the corner of Lorain Avenue and Fulton Road.

Dozens of Ohio City residents crammed into the hearing room to voice their concerns. The most vocal was Molly Carryon who runs a day care in the neighborhood.

She and others claimed that a new McDonalds would bring too much traffic to the area, making it more dangerous for bikers and pedestrians. Others said it would ruin the character of the neighborhood, and that the land would be better used for new apartments.

Even though the planning commission rejected McDonald's proposal, its possible the issue may be taken to court. McDonald's representatives declined to speak with WTAM.

The proposed modernization of FirstEnergy Stadium has cleared its first hurdle.

John DeWine of Turner Construction is pleased that the Cleveland Planning Commission approved the overall concept of the improvements proposed for FirstEnergy Stadium. There was only one desenting vote.

DeWine says that clears the way for the next stage of the process, seeking approval from Cleveland City Council and beginning construction in January.

However, there is concern about the projects $120 million dollar price tag, and how it's going to be paid for. The Browns want the City of Cleveland to pay portion of the cost, but Councilman Mike Polensek contends the city has more pressing needs.

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