Oakwood Development Discussed at South Euclid City Council Meeting
Cleveland Heights and South Euclid residents protest commercial plans for the property
SOUTH EUCLID — More than a dozen residents of Cleveland Heights and South Euclid attended the South Euclid City Council meeting Monday night. Of those who spoke, most were against plans from the commercial developer First Interstate Properties, Ltd., to bring national retail shops and high-end condominiums to the Oakwood Country Club property.
Opponents said they want all 154 acres turned into a park, not just the 69 acres currently slated for green space should First Interstate acquire all of the land.
The Lyndhurst-based company has bought the 62 acres of property located in South Euclid, and Mitchell Schneider, president of First Interstate Properties, is asking officials to rezone the land from residential to commercial.
First Interstate is still meeting with Cleveland Heights officials, and Schneider, who spoke at the council meeting last night, said he hopes to have a contract confirmed by the end of April for the 92 acres in Cleveland Heights.