Cleveland Scene discusses what has happened to the Uptown development and what the future looks like:
Freshwater Cleveland has a great article about the restoration of Harcourt Manor in the Chestnut Hill area of Cleveland Heights!
Cleveland Heights has released the latest drawings for the Top Of The Hill project. Copies are available for review at the Lee Road, Coventry, and Noble Road branches of the CHUH Libraries. The plans are also available on the Cleveland Heights website: https://www.clevelandheights.com/DocumentCenter/View/5124/2019_0621-TOH-ABR-Submittal?bidId=
Thomas Jewell, from Cleveland.com, reports on the delivery of petitions from the Committee For An Elected Mayor and reaction from Cleveland Heights City Council members: https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/06/citizens-for-elected-mayor-drop-off-petitions-at-cleveland-heights-city-hall-to-forward-to-board-of-elections.html
Here is an update on the latest developments for the Bellfield-Grandview Parking Lot as reported by Thomas Jewell on Cleveland.com: https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/06/cleveland-heights-turns-over-small-city-parking-lot-for-expansion-to-aid-top-of-hill-construction-schedule.html
Cleveland Heights has announced upcoming meetings at the Cleveland Heights Community Center to discuss plans for the Top Of The Hill project.
Tuesday, June 25, at 7:00 PM - Flaherty & Collins will the present the latest design to the public. Prior to the meeting, the revised plans will be available on the City’s website, and available for review at City Hall, the Noble Road Library, and at the Lee Road Library. Public comments can be made at this meeting.
Tuesday, July 9 at 7:00 PM - A Special Meeting of the Architectural Board of Review will be held to discuss the developer’s request for Final Approval of the proposed development. Design related comments can be emailed in advance to Richard Wong at email@example.com. Comments received by July 2 will be forwarded to the ABR in advance of this meeting.
If you have further questions please call 216-291-4868.
More information can be found on the city’s website: https://www.clevelandheights.com/988/Top-of-the-Hill
Cleveland.com reports on action taken by City Council with regard to the Lee-Meadowbrook project, and City Manager Tanisha Briley provides an update on Top of The Hill. City expects developer to submit final plans for review by ABR at one the July meetings with new plans available for review and comment 2 weeks before the meeting.
At the meeting of the Cleveland Heights City Council on May 20, 2019, City Manager Tanisha Briley said it is looking likely that ground breaking will be pushed back to 2020:
Citizens for Great Design has a survey of community views on the Top Of The Hill Project. As of April 26, 2019, we have received over 70 responses to the survey. We have pulled together the comments and have kept the identify of the respondents anonymous. You can access the comments here.
We trust the comments will help to you to understand what people are thinking about the project.
Cleveland Heights has announced that the Architectural Board of Review will review plans for The Top Of The Hill in project in two upcoming meetings.
On Friday, April 26,2019 at 9 AM in City Council Chambers at City Hall, ABR and Flaherty & Collins will hold an informal work session to to discuss the upcoming review of the project. The public is invited to attend, but no public comments will be held at this meeting.
ABR was scheduled to review the project at their scheduled meeting on May 7, 2019. Cleveland Heights has announced that the Top Of The Hill project will not be discussed at that meeting. We understand that the a special meeting will be scheduled for later in May for this discussion.
More information about the meeting schedule can be found here.
Cleveland Heights will be issuing new RFP/Q for this project. The project scope has also increased with the addition of the surface parking lot behind Lee Road businesses and stretching towards Wendy’s on Cedar.
Tom Jewell of Cleveland.Com has this article: https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/04/meadowbrook-lee-site-back-on-market-with-expanded-footprint.html
Tom Jewell has written an article about the discussion at the Cleveland Heights Council meeting on April 15th regarding the Top of the Hill project: https://www.cleveland.com/community/2019/04/city-responds-to-citizens-for-great-design-top-of-the-hill-funding-gap.html
On April 15, 2019, Cleveland Heights City Council met for a regular meeting. Councilman Mike Ungar used part of his presentation to respond to the article that appeared in Cleveland.com about Citizens For Great Design. His comments begin at approximately at 1:00:07 in the attached video, and last for about 12 minutes.
Beachwood is developing plans to update Beachwood Mall in the face of changing retail and development needs. This article from Cleveland.com discusses the challenged that cities like Beachwood are facing and shares ideas on how they maybe solved.
Article from Cleveland.com on Cleveland Heights plans for Lot 22 on Cedar Rd.
Sophie Davis from Reuters discusses how Barcelona is involving citizens in developing ideas for municipal projects.
With the advent of ride hailing services, the need for parking garages in urban centers is changing. In this article, the future need for parking garages is reviewed and options for future use are discussed.