Random access Oakwood questions

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Oakwood redux The historic Oakwood Country Club, a swath of 150 acres of beautiful open space straddling Cleveland Heights and South Euclid, was sold to local developer First Interstate Properties on December 31. Two weeks later the South Euclid City Council began the rezoning process of 40 acres of residentially zoned land to build 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]