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Landmark Commission Announces Preservation Programs

Celebrate preservation in Shaker Heights with a Photo Contest and Preservation Awards

Dateline: January 26, 2016 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission seeks submissions and nominations for the 4th Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest and the 2016 Preservation Awards.


City Hires New Building Department Manager

Dateline: January 11, 2016 – Mayor Earl M. Leiken announced that Kyle Krewson has been hired as the City’s new Building Department Manager. Krewson joins the City from Cleveland State University’s Center for Instructional Technology, where he managed teams involved in the planning, design, and renovation of the university’s labs, conference rooms, and classrooms. He began his term as Building Department Manager on December 14, 2015.


Public Comment Time Changed

Dateline: January 6, 2016 - Time for public comment on pit bull legislation has been postponed on Tuesday, January 12 to 7-7:45 pm instead of 6:30-7:15 pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Proposed Pit Bull Ordinance FAQs Posted

Dateline: January 5, 2016 - As promised, the Proposed Pit Bull Ordinance FAQs have been posted. Get answers to your questions about the proposed legislation to regulate pit bull dogs and ban new pit bulls in Shaker.

Van Aken District Roadwork is Complete

Dateline: December 11, 2015 - The roadwork at Chagrin and Warrensville is complete. Right and left turns are permitted from any of the four directions. The City will study how traffic flows and will make tweaks to the signals to be sure everything is working as it should.

The City is very grateful to its residents for their patience during this two-year construction period. All businesses are OPEN in the district, and will appreciate your patronage.

Van Aken District Paving is Complete

Striping expected to finish on Friday, weather permitting

Dateline: December 10, 2015 - Paving in the Van Aken District is complete. Weather permitting, striping will be finished by the end of the day on Friday. Once the striping is completed (again, weather permitting), the barrels will be taken down. Thank you for your patience throughout the road construction.

Updates are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

Update: FINAL Paving in the Van Aken District

Work continues Wednesday, December 9

Dateline: December 9, 2015 - As of Tuesday, December 8, paving is complete on Warrensville south of Chagrin, and on half of Warrensville north of Chagrin. Paving is expected to continue on Wednesday, December 9 beginning in the morning. Updates are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.

As a reminder, please continue to patronize the businesses in the area during construction. Thank you for your patience.

FINAL Paving in the Van Aken District

Work to begin Tuesday, December 8

Dateline: December 8, 2015 - On Tuesday, December 8, final paving work will resume on Farnsleigh, Warrensville and Chagrin in the Van Aken District. Warmer weather may enable the contractor to continue and complete the paving this week. We'll see.

Please avoid the intersection and know that better driving (and shopping) days are ahead.

Temporary Road Closure and Rail Shutdown

Portion of Van Aken and RTA Blue Line Closed this Weekend

Dateline: November 19, 2015Road 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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016