More information about the project can be found by downloading the Project Information Sheet (PDF).
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
There are no upcoming events at this time.
- 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 1, 2022 – Architectural Board of Review (ABR) – A public hearing was held on the Applicant’s request for design approval. The Applicant presented information about the project and reviewed their requests The ABR and members of the public asked questions and provided comments. The ABR ultimately approved the project’s design.
- February 9, 2022 – Planning Commission – A public hearing was held on the Applicant’s request for:
- Conditional use permit for public green space/park at the corner of Meadowbrook Blvd. and to establish building setback from Meadowbrook Blvd.;
- Conditional use permit for live/work units and to establish the building setback from Tullamore Road; and
- Approval of the larger-scale development site plan.
- Planning Commission Meeting Video
- Planning Commission Actions (PDF)
- Planning Commission Application (PDF)
- Planning Department Staff Report to Planning Commission (PDF)
- Introduction Presentation by Planning Department Staff (PDF)
- Presentation by Applicant (PDF)
- Staff Review & Recommendation Presentation (PDF)
- 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 21, 2021 – Architectural Board of Review (ABR) –The ABR heard a preliminary presentation on the project and updates to the architectural design from the development team. The ABR and the public provided initial comments;
- December 14, 2021 – Parking & Traffic Workshop #2 – A follow-up workshop was held at the Community Center to hear from the City’s parking and traffic consultants on their preliminary findings and recommendations for parking and traffic improvements in the Cedar-Lee District.
- December 8, 2021 - Planning Commission –The Planning Commission heard a preliminary presentation on the project and updates to the site plan from the development team. The Planning Commission and the public provided initial comments;
- December 6, 2021 – City Council Meeting- City Council unanimously approved entering into a Development Agreement with Flaherty & Collins.
- December 1, 2021 – Transportation & Environmental Sustainability Committee– the TESC received a preliminary presentation from the development team on the transportation and sustainability aspects of the project. Minutes will be posted upon adoption by the TESC.
- September 1, 2021 - Planning and Development Committee of Council Focus Group Meeting on Urban Design / Public Viewing and Urban Design Open House - The Planning & Development Committee hosted a focus group meeting on urban design in City Chambers. The public was able to view the live-stream of the meeting and interact in an urban design open house in the Atrium at the same time.
- 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.
City Council approves moving forward with Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook MOU.
- Revitalization of Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook Site Begins Press Release - June 29, 2021
- Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook Memorandum of Understanding (PDF) - Signed 7-13-2021
- City Council has approved the start of negotiations on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development of the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook site with Flaherty & Collins. The submitted proposal and presentation slides made to City Council are below:
- Flaherty & Collins Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook RFQ-RFP Response (PDF)
- Flaherty & Collins and City Architecture Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook Council Presentation Slides (PDF)
- The City welcomes input from residents regarding the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook. Please use the form below to submit your comments. Comments that have been submitted to the City may be viewed at the link below.
- Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook Compiled Public Comments (PDF) - Updated 3/29/2021
Comments submitted to City Council in advance of selecting a development partner