Poll: What Should Replace The Vacant Borders?

Readers provided many suggestions, and we used them to create a poll.

On June 13, we asked readers what they'd like to see in the in .

We received a lot of great suggestions, which we have used to create a poll.

So tell us, what do you want to see in the empty space? Take our poll below.

Adele Eisner June 23, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Plan for the whole and a future life for that property, including city revenues. Combine the Severance vacancies (include WalMart among them) and re-situate those which remain, to anchor with a great IKEA, the closest being Pittsburgh. Perceptions and perhaps realities of safety and security, more than straight-away existing access to highways, however, might present obstacles to that potential near and far draw.
ADAM WEISINGER June 23, 2012 at 10:06 PM
how about a true life style center(not legacy or crocker like). lets look past just the Borders being vacant but soon most of the shopping center will become vacant. we were duped with oakwood so now lets do something amazing. with the existing infrastructure being rather new lets inter-connect the existing buildings and creat a huge open concept Heights-Life Center. by connecting the buildings via shared walls we can build a large indoor fitness / retail complex. combining lets say a monster gym with indoor mountin bike trails(like rays mtb), cross county running trails, rock climbing walls, weights etc... a large pool with beach and small water trail for indoor kayaking, skate park, cafe's, spa, vegtable garden, farmers market, inependent kiosks all overlapping each other. the elevation change between the southern and northern portions of the property would make make for great trails. the use of solor/wind power would be a must. this would create a huge draw. residential vacancy rates would drop(even the over supply of condos). this can be an opportunity to be a model for the rest of the county. not just more mundane future failing retail.
Garry Kanter June 24, 2012 at 04:35 PM
IKEA requires highway access and a big, tall sign visible from the highway. These things are not possible at the Severance location.
Garry Kanter June 24, 2012 at 04:39 PM
The city council of South Euclid was not part of "we were duped with oakwood". Certainly the citizens of Cleveland Heights are not part of "we were duped with oakwood". The voters of South Euclid were the only group included in "we were duped with oakwood". Maybe. The rest of us are the victims of what happened at Oakwood in South Euclid. Please help me in making sure the same thing does not happen in Cleveland Heights. Here's my 5th presentation to the Cleveland Heights City Council. It's queued up to where I start... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=aO7QROkG1VE#t=934s
Garry Kanter June 24, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Do you think the owners of Severance will find merit in your ideas?


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