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Project Information

More information about the project can be found by downloading the Project Information Sheet (PDF).

Community Engagement

The City and its partners are committed to engaging with and keeping the community informed about the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook redevelopment. A series of focused community conversations pertaining to this vital project were held in 2021, including discussions about Parking and Traffic, Public Spaces and Connectivity, and Design. View and download the full framework of community and design review meetings (PDF). Materials from these meetings are posted and/or linked below. Details about the financial aspects of the project will be posted as new information is provided.

Updated Project Vision and Goals

Strengthen the Cedar-Lee District and businesses city-wide, provide a greater range of residential opportunities, and enhance the desirability of the City of Cleveland Heights through inspired new mixed-use development.

Goal #1: Promote Cleveland Heights’ rich legacy and progressive future
Objective 1: Build upon the strong sense of community here
Objective 2: Celebrate the approach that All Are Welcome
Objective 3: Realize the vision of multiple planning efforts, including the City’s Master Plan

Goal #2: Support Cedar-Lee businesses, residents and visitors
Objective 1: Design thoughtfully for the immediate context – buildings, public spaces, parking and infrastructure
Objective 2: Provide a coordinated construction process that openly communicates with owners, tenants, customers and residents
Objective 3: Welcome upwards of 300 new customers that live in the district

Goal #3: Provide new housing options for Cleveland Heights
Objective 1: Create options for residents who want to age in place
Objective 2: Provide new types of residential amenities that strengthen the city’s ability to compete
Objective 3: Build new homes within steps of the district’s rich offerings

Goal #4: Create integrated, inclusive and connected public spaces 
Objective 1: Provide a range of flexible outdoor spaces that support different activities
Objective 2: Reflect the Cleveland Heights community through design and amenities (benches, landscaping, places to sit)
Objective 3: Incorporate community input and ideas

Goal #5: Capitalize on recent district investments
Objective 1: Fully utilize the parking garage and reimagine surface parking
Objective 2: Connect to the Lee Road streetscape
Objective 3: Reinforce recent storefront, building and campus renovation projects

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

May 2022

April 2022

  • April 5, 2022 – Architectural Board of Review (ABR) – The Applicant provided the updated façade renderings of the Cedar Road and shared street facades that had been requested of the ABR. The ABR was happy with the changes and had no further requests or comments.

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

  • January 19, 2022 – Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) –  A public hearing was held on a number of variances requested by the Applicant necessary for the Project. Planning Department staff presented the zoning context and the requested variances. The Applicant presented their Statement of Practical Difficulty. The BZA and members of the public asked questions and provided comments. The BZA granted each of the requested variances.

December 2021

September 2021

August 2021

  • August 11, 2021 - Public Spaces & Connectivity Open House - Members of the public attended an open house hosted by the City in the atrium of City Hall to discuss, interact, and share opinions on the types of gathering spaces and how the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook redevelopment project can facilitate connectivity between the Cedar-Lee business district and adjacent residential areas. The meeting was the second of many with the community.
  • August 5, 2021 - Kick-Off Parking & Traffic Community Workshop- The conversations about the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook redevelopment project successfully kicked off with community workshop at the Lee Road Library. Approximately 50 members of the community attended and interacted with City staff and its consultants about parking, traffic, and other concerns or ideas in the Cedar-Lee District. The meeting is the first of many with the community.

July 2021

June 2021

City Council approves moving forward with Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook MOU.

April 2021

March 2021