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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Cleveland Heights Looks Toward Its Centennial Celebration With "All Are Welcome" Commitment

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Mary Trupo
Director of Communications

Reena Goodwin

Founded in 1921, City embraces its history as it moves into its next century 

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH, 9/15/2020 -  The City of Cleveland Heights is pleased to look toward its 100-year anniversary with a renewed commitment to its community: All Are Welcome. 

"The City of Cleveland Heights has always been a place that strives to be where diversity is valued and openness, inclusivity, and respect are cherished traits," said Mayor Jason Stein. "It’s a place where progress meets preservation, and as we look toward our next 100 years, we’re committed to making sure the community that lives here and visits Cleveland Heights feels welcome."

Beginning this month, residents and visitors will begin to notice physical reminders of this dedication throughout the community: window displays, bus wraps, videos, and discussions on social media around All Are Welcome in Cleveland Heights in and around the city. And despite the challenges over the past nine months from COVID-19, there’s much to look forward to in the year ahead, like embracing the vibrant entertainment options and community festivals and celebrations once again. It’s that overlap of honoring its history and embracing the future that embodies the spirit of Cleveland Heights.

Established as a city in 1921, Cleveland Heights has become a desirable location to live and work in Cuyahoga County. Conveniently located only 10 minutes to University Circle, the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, and 15 minutes to Downtown Cleveland, the area is considered ’home’ by nearly 50,000 residents and is one of the top 20 most populous cities in the state of Ohio.

Over the middle and later part of the twentieth century, Cleveland Heights became home to a diverse mixture of immigrants and people of different ethnic backgrounds, all living in a community of unique, tree-lined streets, dotted with beautiful neighborhood parks and with homes and businesses with beautifully crafted architecture. Today, Cleveland Heights retains the charm and character established in the early part of the twentieth century, and the architecture very much stands as it did in those early days as apparent in the homes around the city. 

In addition to being home to a diverse community of residents, Cleveland Heights also boasts a diverse community of businesses, too. More than 500 independently-owned small businesses in 11 commercial districts make up the economy in the city including more than 50 restaurants spanning nearly every preference and palette, from vegan to Vietnamese, bakeries to barbecues, and eclectic to Ethiopian.

"This campaign recommits to the ongoing tradition of our community, that we believe in the value and the importance of diversity in our neighborhoods and in our commercial areas," said City Manager, Susanna Niermann O’Neil. "All are welcome to live, to work, to visit, and to be a part of this special and vibrant city."

Cleveland Heights will also be home to the new Top of the Hill project, which broke ground earlier this summer. As a result of the development of this project, the City anticipates receiving a projected $14,300,000 in net new revenue over a 32-year timeframe. In addition, it is projected that the project will generate over $12,300,000 in new taxes and compensation for the CH-UH school district, over a 30-year period.

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For images, interviews, and more, please contact: Reena Goodwin, FACTEUR PR,, 216-302-8485.