Monday, May 20, 2013
Doing some spring cleaning? Help out some local kids while you're at it.
The Shaker Heights Recreation Department is gathering used sports equipment for a sale to benefit the Shaker Heights Youth Center beginning next month. Drop off your old baseball bats, hockey sticks, volleyballs and any other sports equiepment to the Thornton Park Community Room June 12 through 14 between 5 and 7 p.m. The items will be sold June 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and proceeds will go to the Youth Center. For more information, call 216-752-9292.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Northeast Ohio organizations that have provided free tax preparation and filing services to local taxpayers are encouraged to apply.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Find out what your neighbors are saying about the upcoming opening of a residence catered to LaunchHouse entrepreneurs
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The City of Shaker Heights rehabbed two homes next to the LaunchHouse to become affordable housing for entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs taking advantage of Shaker Heights' affordable place to create can soon take advantage of an affordable place to live. Renovations will be complete soon on two buildings next door to the LaunchHouse on Chelton Road. The city received a $250,000 grant last year to acquire and rehabilitate the homes to offer to LaunchHouse entrepreneurs at a reduced rental rate - about $395 per month for a bedroom with shared bathrooms, kitchens and other living spaces. The buildings can house up to nine people at a time, and the residents must be affiliated with the LaunchHouse and must have an income of less than $53,000 annually. The homes will encourage a seamless live and work space, said Neighborhood Revitalization Director Kamla Lewis, …
Friday, April 26, 2013
New uses are under consideration to make Van Aken/Warensville and Shaker Towne Center walkable, vibrant business districts
Shaker Heights hopes to encourage walkable, mixed use residential and commercial development with amendments to its zoning code in two of its business districts. The idea, said Director of Planning Joyce Braverman, is to steer the districts away from plazas and parking lots to something more like the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colo. No one spoke during Shaker Heights City Council's public hearing of the zoning amendments April 22. The ordinance will be read for a final vote during the May council meeting. The initial proposal also included the creation of a new commercial district in a peice of Chagrin that is now residential, but that idea was scrapped after residents expressed concern at the March Planning Commission meeting. The Van…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Find out if streets in your neighborhood will see road work this summer
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Shaker Heights Adjacent Side Lot Program allows homeowners to buy vacant, city-owned lots in their neighborhood for a steal
Wednesday, April 24
By Megan Earle Megan Earle is a college student studying journalism. This story appears through PatchU, a Patch program whose mission is to create opportunities for students to garner hands-on news experience. A Daleford Road couple can start landscaping their newly owned 6,265 square foot lot after Shaker Heights City Council approved its $200 sale Monday. Sales like these may sound like the city giving away valuable property — this property was appraised at $18,600 — but city officials said the Adjacent Side Lot Program allows homeowners to lift the burden of maintaining vacant lots that the city would likely not profit on for decades. Like this couple, homeowners in Shaker Heights can apply for the 54 vacant city-owned …
Council approves measure unanimously
The city of Shaker Heights has approved two new agreements with Cleveland for water service. Shaker Heights first entered into an agreement for Cleveland to take over the city's water distribution lines in 1981. Since then, Cleveland has maintained and provided water through the lines to Shaker Heights. The new agreement stipulates that Cleveland spend at least $10 million per year on suburban waterline work, and its term is 20 years, instead of the 10-year-term agreed to in the last contract. Since 2008, Shaker Heights received over $5.6 million in new waterlines on 20 streets. Council passed the resolution unanimously.
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