Cleveland Heights Planning Director says 25ft. and 50 ft. buffers in Oakwood plan are insufficient.

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The post “Would you want Big Box built 50 ft from your property line?” drew an angry response from First Interstate. Actually, part of the plan only calls for a 25 ft. buffer! Please read the attached document (below labeled Oakwood 3-10-11) from the Cleveland Heights Planning Director to get more details about the 25ft […]

Would you want Big Box built 50 ft from your property line?

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The South Euclid Planning Commission approved a plan for a Big Box store to be built 50 feet from the Oakwood property line. We took the attached pictures 5/1/11, at the Severance Walmart, of Binxie and her owner standing at a 50 ft marker. We carefully measured 50 ft from the back of the Big […]

Oakwood: Tennis anyone? and the One Percent Solution…

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      1. The Oakwood development that is being proposed spans 62 acres in South Euclid and Cleveland Heights. 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 […]

Oakwood: Audio, video and remember “Regionalism”?

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Click here and SCROLL DOWN to watch and listen to: Video of South Euclid Planning Commission’s vote to rezone Oakwood on 4/14/11. Audio excerpts from Public Hearing about rezoning Oakwood 3/10/11. Excerpts are of South Euclid residents only. Thanks to South Euclid Oversight‘s Emilie DiFranco and Dave Furry for making these audio and videotapes and […]

Oakwood, Public Hearing dates and backdating information for your IRS tax return today.

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Wednesday May 18th the city of South Euclid is going to have a public hearing about the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission revised the Comprehensive Plan in order to approve rezoning Oakwood. Essentially they are having a public hearing to justify their backdating of the Comprehensive Plan in order to approve rezoning of Oakwood. Please […]

Rumor: Oakwood rezoning traded for Cedar Center bailout

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Please help by checking out this rumor however you can. Help us find the truth. We were told by a supporter that the developer and his global investment group worked a deal with South Euclid City Hall. The deal? Trade the rezoning of Oakwood for paying off the city’s $20 million debt on Cedar Center. […]

Why are we so sure South Euclid voters oppose developing Oakwood?

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Because they told us!  Citizens for Oakwood sent out postcards last week to registered voters in South Euclid, and they responded. For details about the response, read the letter (below) that a member of the Citizens for Oakwood steering committee sent to South Euclid city officials. And he got some pretty snippy answers! Members of […]

We have community vision. Our government officials? Not so much…

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How did we get into this mess with Oakwood? Green City Blue Lake writer Marc Lefkowitz reported on the Future Heights Forum last Thursday. Mr. Lefkowitz reported that the experts at the forum concluded that lack of civic cohesion that got us into this pickle. Problem is, there was community vision. The community vision in […]