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South Euclid City Council Likely to Vote on Oakwood Rezoning Tonight

Developers want to build "Oakwood Commons" on the former country club land

South Euclid City Council will likely vote tonight on whether to rezone the former Oakwood Country Club property from residential to commercial so that developers can build there. 

The rezoning was requested by First Interstate Properties,  About 60 acres of country club land that falls within South Euclid was purchased by the company late last year.

The South Euclid Planning Commission Oakwood April 14. 

City Council scheduled a and heard from South Euclid and Cleveland Heights residents. The majority of those who spoke were against the plan. Now the decision is in council's hands. 

First Interstate, which has also developed Legacy Village and Steelyard Commons, among others, .

The meeting is at 8 p.m. today in South Euclid City hall, 1349 South Green Road. 

Margaret Finesilver June 27, 2011 at 04:36 PM
Leave the property a golf course; a public course would be surely welcomed in our area. More shopping malls will not!! Margaret Finesilver
Anne and George Karavantas June 27, 2011 at 08:45 PM
Everyone needs to understand that the developer can still build on the Oakwook property even if the zoning is not changed. It means that anything built would be residential, not retail. As First Interstate owns the property they have the right to build anything that follows the current zoning laws. I don't see them withdrawing from the property if the zoning is not changed. It would be next to impossible to sell to another developer as they would also have to abide by zoning restrictions. Something will be built that is for sure.

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