New Housing Options

Love Shaker Heights, but prefer to live in a new home? You've come to the right place. Learn about current and recent multi-family construction projects in the community — or scroll to the bottom of the page to find out about building your own single-family home in Shaker Heights.

Build a House

If your dream is to build a new home, you can do that in Shaker Heights. There are approximately 200 City-owned lots in the City available for infill development. Infill development is the practice of building new housing — in this case, single-family homes — in existing neighborhoods. Infill homes "fill in" to vacant home sites in neighborhoods.

New Housing Developments

In recent years, a variety of new housing developments have sprung up around Shaker Heights with more in the works.

Van Aken Mews

On the same site as the Townhomes of Van Aken and representing a second phase of development for this area are the Van Aken Mews. Currently under construction, these will be two-story, single family townhome style units. They will also receive the 15 year tax abatement. Learn more.

Van Aken District Phase 2

The developer of Upstairs Van Aken, RMS, is building a new 228-unit apartment building in the Van Aken District. Estimated completion is 2024.


This mixed-use development has been proposed for the corner of Fanrsleigh Rd. and Warrensville Center Rd. in the Van Aken District; in addition to retail and office, the proposal includes a mix of mix of market-rate and affordable apartment units and townhome-style rental units.  

Townhomes of Van Aken

Located on Van Aken Boulevard at the intersection of Onaway Road, the Townhomes of Van Aken feature 12 new single-family, town home-style residences with modern floor plans and amenities. Walk to Shaker Square or Chagrin-Lee to do your shopping, or hop on the Rapid for a quick trip east to the Van Aken District or west for an easy commute downtown. 

A 15-year property tax abatement saves buyers up to $11,000 a year. 

Upstairs Van Aken

Upstairs Van Aken leases upscale, modern, open concept one- and two-bedroom apartments in the heart of the Van Aken District. Apartments are conveniently located upstairs from all that the District offers: dining, wellness and retail offerings. Plus, the Rapid stops just outside the door making the commute downtown quick and easy. Learn more at Upstairs Van Aken

Avalon Station

Enjoy loft-style living in the Chagrin-Lee District. Just steps from the Lee Rd. Rapid Station and Shaker Town Center, Avalon Station offers a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom units, all boasting open floor plans and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the neighborhood. View available properties for sale.