62 acres equals 992 tennis courts. We’ve attached a map to help you visualize how the almost 1,000 tennis court size commercial development fits on Oakwood.
Water runoff from this 825,649 square feet of building, pavement and sidewalks*, during spring rains like the ones we have been having, will be voluminous and violent.
Keep in mind this 825,649 square feet is for the South Euclid section only.
2. One of the two ways the developer proposes to mitigate this water runoff is by installing 6,000 sq feet of experimental pervious pavement.**
6,000 square feet of pervious pavement is less than one percent of the development’s 825,649 square feet.
Following is a quote from page 2 of the developer’s 12/10 Oakwood press release:
“Schneider has pledged to bring in retailers with a commitment to sustainable design and LEED-certified“green” building techniques, including innovative stormwater management. “We expect to set a new standard in Northeast Ohio for sustainable, green commercial development,” Schneider said. “This is in keeping with the goals of both South Euclid and Cleveland Heights to enhance their communitiesʼ commitment to green living.”***
An installation of less that 1% of experimental pervious pavement is not “innovative stormwater management”.
Is there a tax write-off behind the word “experimental’?
OPPOSE THE REZONING OF OAKWOOD
Please mark your calendars and attend the
Public Hearing about Oakwood in the South Euclid Council Chambers in City Hall, Wednesday, May 25th at 6pm.
*The figure of 825,649 square feet is taken from the “Mitigation Analysis” document attached. This is an official document used by the South Euclid Planning Commission. You can also find a copy of it on their website.
**This information is taken from page 8 of the attached South Euclid Planning Commission Development Agreement. This document is also available on the South Euclid website.
***This information is taken from page 2 of the attached First Interstate Properties Press Release. This document is also available on the South Euclid website.