South Euclid City Council to Hear from Public on Oakwood Rezoning Wednesday
Second public hearing to be held concerning rezoning Oakwood Country Club property from residential to commercial
South Euclid City Council will hold a public hearing Wednesday so residents can offer their opinion about rezoning the former Oakwood Country Club property from residential to commercial.
The hearing, which the Council is required by law to hold before it votes on the rezoning issue, will take place in council chambers on South Green Road at 6 p.m.
First Interstate Properties, the developer behind several shopping centers in Northeast Ohio, including Legacy Village and Steelyard Commons, wants to turn the country club property into a mix of retail, residential property and parkland called Oakwood Commons.
This will be the second public hearing South Euclid will have held on the matter. More than 150 people attended a March 10 hearing before the city’s Planning Commission, the majority of whom were Cleveland Heights residents.
Residents in both cities overwhelmingly came out against the rezoning, fearful of what additional shopping centers would do to existing retail developments as well as the noise and human traffic that would come with it.
The South Euclid Planning Commission recommended at its meeting April 14 that council rezone the former country club land.