Land use forum shows need for regional planning

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by Deanna Bremer Fisher A standing room-only crowd of more than 150 people attended the FutureHeights forum on land use and development on Thursday, April 17 at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights. While Cleveland Heights residents made up the majority of attendees, several South Euclid and University Heights residents also attended. Mark Chupp, a […]

There are valid reasons to allow Oakwood development – and then there’s this one

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A South Euclid official was cited in today’s Sun Press as saying the city needs to rezone the former Oakwood Club property because “in other developments in the area, when a developer is turned down for rezoning, it opens the door to a possible lawsuit against the city. That, he said, could cost taxpayers millions […]

Oakwood developer objects to community forum

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Submitted to the Heights Observer on behalf of Mitchell Schneider: Dear Heights Observer – Attached  you will find a letter from Mitchell Schneider, President of First Interstate Properties, objecting to the recently announced FutureHeights Forum currently scheduled to take place on Thursday, April 7.  The forum is set to discuss “the issues and long-term implications […]

Georgine Welo, regionalism, and reaping what we sow

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I’ve been tough on South Euclid Mayor Georgine Welo. Not unjustifiably, in my mind. But there is another side to the story that deserves mention. I only realized this after learning last night (March 21) that  Cleveland Heights City Councilmember Mark Tumeo has resigned from council because he’s leaving the area to accept the job […]

Oakwood: The developer is starting to sound angry

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The rhetoric around the Oakwood project is starting to get silly. Opponents of the development are distributing information that says it will destroy the community, which strikes me as hyperbole. And they’ve declared that because nobody is denying a rumor that Wal-Mart will occupy the space, then it’s a done deal that Wal-Mart will occupy […]