Image of architectural rendering of townhomes.
Rendering of proposed townhome project on W. 7th Street and Jefferson Avenue in Tremont presented by Bialosky Architects. Credit: Cleveland City Planning Commission YouTube

Covered by Documenters Hannah Morgan (notes) and Stesia Swain (live-tweet thread)

Tremont townhomes

The commission approved a four-unit townhome project on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and W. 7th Street in Tremont – with a few conditions. The commission agreed the new use was compatible for the neighborhood. The property owner has applied to demolish the current structure, which was partially destroyed in a fire last year.

A representative of Tremont West Development Corp. raised questions from community members about where snow plowed from the parking area would go,  where garbage cans would be stored, and whether trees might block the view of a street sign at the busy intersection. Planning Commission Chair Lillian Kuri asked for changes to the townhome closest to Jefferson Avenue to make it feel more like a corner unit. If City Planning staff and the developer can agree on those changes, the project can move forward. If not, it could come back before the commission.

Culvert rehab

The commission gave its approval on an ordinance that would allow the city’s Public Works department to fix up a giant culvert that runs under Chagrin Boulevard at the city-owned Highland Park Golf Course

Decoding the zoning code

Eager to learn more about Cleveland’s new approach to zoning called Form-Based Code? City staff will be on hand at two meetings this months

Detroit Shoreway and Cudell neighborhood

Sept. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

8301 Detroit Avenue (Commons at West Village)

Hough neighborhood

Sept. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m.

6600 Lexington Avenue (Fatima Family Center)

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Rachel leads our special projects work on topics that demand deeper coverage, and works with Cleveland Documenters and Signal staff to report those stories for wider understanding and accountability. She is our liaison with the Marshall Project in Cleveland where she focuses on including residents' voices in criminal justice reporting. Rachel has reported in Cleveland for more than two decades on stories that have changed laws, policies, hearts and minds. She was part of the team that helped launch Cleveland Documenters in 2020, and she was a John S. Knight Community Impact Fellow in 2021. Dissell is a two-time winner of the Dart Award for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma for narrative stories about teen dating violence and systemic failures with rape investigations.

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