In the latest episode in the years-long effort to build a $425 million medical mart in Cleveland, the firm that plans to build the center has proposed a new downtown location, a move that “stunned” local politicians, according to reports.

Chicago-based developer Merchandise Mart Properties Inc., which also owns Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, last week said its most recent plans call for a glass building to be erected in a prominent downtown location between City Hall and the Cuyahoga County Courthouse.

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