Temporary Road Closure and Rail Shutdown
Portion of Van Aken and RTA Blue Line Closed this Weekend
Dateline: November 19, 2015 - Road Closure: Van Aken between Lee and Ashby will be temporarily closed on Saturday, November 21. During this time Schirmer Construction will use a crane to lift large pieces of precast concrete to complete the platform on both sides of the track.
Final Roadwork at Warrensville and Chagrin to Cause Delays
Asphalt paving among last components of project
Dateline: November 16, 2015 – With the end of roadwork construction in sight, drivers will now face some of the most challenging traffic conditions in the Warrensville/Chagrin intersection -- particularly at rush hour.
Lanes are more tightly constricted as crews finish road repairs to prepare for paving. Even though the duration of this work is short, it does mean that rush hour traffic will be even slower and more congested than previously.
Residents are encouraged to continue to patronize businesses during these important holiday shopping days, but the City urges motorists to find alternate routes during morning and evening rush hours. This will help alleviate traffic in the last few weeks of the project. Conditions will improve on or about November 25.
For questions, please call the Cuyahoga County field office at 216-752-9047.
Process Canine Takes Top Prize in Win-Win Business Challenge
Dog training, boarding, and day-care business owner wins $20K to open business in Chagrin-Lee
Dateline: November 11, 2015 – Process Canine owner Amanda Graeter won the Win-Win Business Challenge, a small business education program and grant competition presented by the City of Shaker Heights, Huntington Bank, and the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI). Graeter earned a $20,000 grant – $10,000 from the City and $10,000 from Huntington Bank – to relocate her home-based dog training, boarding, and dog day-care business to the Chagrin-Lee area of Shaker Heights. Graeter can use the grant for capital improvements and for the purchase of business equipment.
Shaker Night at CSU Chinese Art Exhibit
All Shaker residents invited to attend a Spirit Resonates exhibit on November 20
Dateline: November 5, 2015 - Residents are invited to The Galleries of Cleveland State University for a special Shaker Night viewing of A Spirit Resonates: Chinese Art from the Degenfelder Collection, from 6-8 pm on Friday, November 20. Admission is free and the exhibit also will be open to the public.
Warrensville-Chagrin Roadwork Update
Major traffic delays expected
Dateline: November 5, 2015 - Expect traffic delays in the area of Warrensville and Chagrin between 7 am – 10 pm Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7. Milling work will require shifting lanes and traffic patterns throughout this time period.
Motorists are strongly urged to avoid the area, especially on Friday.
Housing Fair: Home Accessibility for Every Age & Stage
Wednesday, October 14 from 2-7 pm at the STJ Community Building
Dateline: October 5, 2015 - Drop in to meet local experts on accessibility, home repair and modification, financing options, senior living options, and consumer affairs. Valuable advice and information specific to your situation will be offered. View the program and register to attend.
Deer Task Force Seeks Input from Residents on Local Deer
Dateline: September 28, 2015 – Mayor Earl Leiken’s Deer Task Force encourages residents to share their observations of and damage from the local deer population through two online tools: a Deer Survey and a Deer Incident/Damage Report. The survey will enable the Deer Task Force to collect data on how frequently residents see deer in their neighborhoods, what concerns residents have regarding deer, and whether deer have damaged property and/or landscaping. Residents whose property has been damaged may complete the incident report to share photos and detail the extent of any damage.
Shaker Broadband Study Begins
Dateline: September 21, 2015 - City officials recently approved a three-month contract with the firm Design Nine, Inc. to conduct a broadband needs assessment. The study will map Shaker’s existing public and private fiber assets, evaluate broadband affordability in Shaker, and identify whether the City should have a role in ensuring affordable broadband access to residents and businesses in the future. Read more.
Shaker Schools Facilities Survey Underway
Community Meetings Scheduled for October 12
Dateline: September 28, 2015 - The Shaker Heights City School District is surveying residents about the adequacy, maintenance, and care of the District’s buildings and grounds. The community survey will be conducted through October 9. All residents are encouraged to participate in the online survey, available here, on the school district’s website, and sent to residents via email. Residents can access a computer to take the survey at Shaker Heights Public Library locations. In addition to the online survey, Shaker Heights High School students will conduct the survey at selected locations throughout the community. The results of the survey will be discussed on October 12 at two community meetings, 4-6pm and 7-9 pm, in the Shaker Heights Middle School auditorium. The City and the District look forward to resident participation in this important community discussion of how we can best meet the needs of our students in the 21st century.
Town Hall Forum on September 16
Dateline: August 28, 2015 - The Shaker Heights Climate Change Task Force presents Building a Resilient City, a Town Hall Forum from 7-9 pm on Wednesday, September 16, at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Road.
Change in Traffic Pattern on Woodbury Road Effective August 24
Dateline: August 13, 2015 - Effective August 24, 2015, the traffic pattern on Woodbury Road will change to a northbound, one-way direction during the hours of 8-9:30 am and 2:30-4 pm, Monday-Friday, during the school year.
Crowdfunding Campaign Launches to Raise Funds for Public Art Project in Shaker Heights
Pocket Park Art will celebrate the 2016 Centennial of the Shaker Heights Fire Department
Dateline: August 3, 2015 - A group of community volunteers have launched Pocket Park Art in Shaker Heights, a crowd-funding campaign to raise $16,000 for a public art sculpture or mural that will celebrate the Centennial of the Shaker Heights Fire Department and the 10-year anniversary of the Fire House located at 17000 Chagrin Blvd. The City will help facilitate the project, which will be located in the pocket park just west of the Fire House. Money raised by the campaign will cover the cost of materials, design and construction, and a community celebration. The project will incorporate historical elements from the past century of firefighting and will be installed by summer 2016, the year of the Centennial.
Entrepreneurs Compete for $20,000 in Shaker Heights Win-Win Business Challenge
Local business competition enables expanding small businesses to fill available space in Chagrin-Lee area
Dateline: July 27, 2015 - Local entrepreneurs seeking storefront space can apply now to compete in the Win-Win Business Challenge, a small business education program and grant competition that will help drive development in the Chagrin-Lee area of Shaker Heights. A total of $20,000 in grant funding – a combined $10,000 from the City of Shaker Heights and $10,000 from Huntington Bank – will be awarded to the winner(s) for purchases and capital improvements to an office or retail space in the Chagrin-Lee area.
RTA Rail Crossing Reconstruction at South Park/Shaker Boulevard Begins Friday, July 24
Traffic on South Park across Shaker prohibited during 15-day project
Dateline: July 13, 2015 - Traffic on South Park Boulevard across Shaker Boulevard will be prohibited Friday, July 24, through Friday, August 7, for reconstruction of the intersection’s Green Line rail crossing. The project is part of the RTA’s continuing improvements to Rapid rail crossings in Shaker Heights.