Why is the Library for sale? South Euclid officials have been salivating over this land since 2008.

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If you tell someone that the Cuyahoga County South Euclid-Lyndhurst Mansion Library is for sale, they usually ask, “Why” We have a logical theory that answers that question: The city of South Euclid wants the Library and the surrounding land to be developed into mixed use and residential buildings. How can we support this statement? […]

Library Saving Money through Efficient Building Design

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Heights Observer blogger Fran Mentch recently shared her perspective on Cuyahoga County Public Library’s Facilities Master Plan and building a new South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch. Cuyahoga County Public Library appreciates the opportunity to respond to the issues she raised and share information about the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch project, which has the full support of Mayor Welo […]

Oakwood moves forward: Now prove that it’s really a win-win

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South Euclid voters have had their say, and by a 55%-45% result, have approved commercial rezoning of the portion of the former Oakwood golf course that lies within their city. In a year or so, we’re all going to have another large plaza to visit, filled with minimum-wage employees and merchandise manufactured in Chinese sweat […]

Psst! Do you want to see some campaign literature from First Interstate?

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FISE_door_hanger (2) A referendum about rezoning the South Euclid portion of the former Oakwood Country Club will be on the ballot in South Euclid in November. This referendum campaign is the community’s effort to stop a big box value-oriented retail development from being built on Oakwood by First Interstate. We thought you may be interested […]

3 BIG misconceptions about Oakwood.

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The Oakwood development issue is terribly complicated, and we hope to clarify a few important facts. 1.First Interstate does NOT own the Cleveland Heights portion of the Oakwood Country Club. Although First Interstate has stated repeatedly and for many months that it has exercised its option on the Cleveland Heights portion of the Oakwood Country […]

If you care about taxes you should care about Oakwood

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The fight to save Oakwood kicked up a notch this week when South Euclid City Council voted unanimously to rezone it to make way for big box and “value-oriented”retail. If you have followed the news about Oakwood, it documents South Euclid City Council doing the developers bidding. At the last meetings council asked First Interstate […]

Stop the Oakwood Rezoning Now

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What is the big hurry to develop the Oakwood Property? There are plenty of other uses that could benefit the region much more… Instead of rushing to develop a piece of land that only comes along once-in-a-century (or really once-in-history), why don’t we pool our resources and show a little imagination? Let’s show the world […]

Oakwood Quiz: Did the traffic study for Oakwood consider Cedar Center?

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No!   Cedar Center is going to be developed. Cedar Center is 6 blocks from Oakwood.   The traffic study for Oakwood did not take Cedar Center into consideration.   University Heights just approved a McDonald’s to be built about 3 blocks from Cedar Center.   The traffic study done for McDonald’s did not take […]

Transcript and summary of Oakwood Public Hearing May 25, 2011

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Citizens for Oakwood provided this summary and transcript. Summary of South Euclid Public Hearing (May 25, 2011) on Rezoning of Oakwood land The Citizens for Oakwood organization commissioned a court reporter to make a transcript of the public hearing which took place in Council Chambers of South Euclid City Hall on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. […]

Some last words before South Euclid approves the Oakwood rezoning

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In the real world, how often do you get the chance to ask: If we could do anything, what would it be? That’s the essence of my objection to what’s happening at the former Oakwood golf course today. While I’m not in favor of the proposed development that is likely to be carried out on […]