Monday, May 21, 2012
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission made some changes and approved the revised version of the zoning code, with the goal of encouraging residents and businesses to be more sustainable. Now it goes to council.
Cleveland Heights City Council meets tonight at 7:30 in Cleveland Heights City Hall. Council members will consider whether to approve revisions made to the sustainable zoning code amendments. Cleveland Heights officials and consultant Camiros Ltd. have been reviewing the city's zoning code for more than a year with the goal to implement more sustainable practices. The Planning Commission made a few changes to the proposed amendments to the zoning code and approved them at their meeting May 9. Council will review those tonight, according to the agenda, and decide whether to move forward with the revisions. The full agenda is included with this article. Look for highlights from the meeting soon.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission reviewed the changes to the code for more than three hours at its regular meeting Wednesday night and decided not to move forward just yet.
After reviewing the proposed sustainable changes to the Cleveland Heights zoning code for more than three hours Wednesday night, the Cleveland Heights Planning Commission decided not to move forward just yet. The city anticipated that the amendments to the zoning code, which it has been working on for about two years, could be approved at the April 16 City Council meeting. "Because there were so many things (the planning commissioners) had talked about, they wanted to see the language and have a chance to talk about it again," said Vice Mayor Dennis Wilcox, referring to the suggestions commissioners made to the nearly 200-page code. "So there’s no sense in rushing. They want to take their time and make sure it’s right." The revised zoning …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The first opportunity for residents to hear more about the amendments and share their thoughts is tonight in City Hall
The first opportunity to comment on the proposed zoning code amendments is tonight at the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting in Cleveland Heights City Hall. Cleveland Heights officials and consultant Camiros Ltd. have been reviewing the city's zoning code for the past year with the goal to implement more sustainable practices. A draft of that revised code is now available on the city's website here. The city would like residents to review the proposed changes and share their thoughts and feedback at various community meetings. The Planning Commission will discuss the revisions at two of its regularly scheduled meetings in City Hall at 7 p.m. today and April 11, and the public is invited to comment. And City Council, which …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for the company at its meeting Wednesday night
The former Coventry School will soon have a new tenant. The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for The Open Office to lease space in the old elementary school at its meeting Wednesday night. Founder Andrew Auten wants to provide a coworking environment and professional office space for people who normally work from home or coffee shops. “Hey, I love Phoenix ... but at the same time it’s not always that conducive to producing. We want to provide a work space that’s larger than a café table and has a reliable, secure wi-fi connection,” Auten said. “That’s what we want to offer — a third space that’s not (the coffee shop) and not your home.” The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board approved a …
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The company would like to provide office space for independent consultants, freelancers and other people or small companies who primarily work out of homes and coffee shops
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission will consider granting a conditional use permit to The Open Office at its meeting at 7 p.m. today in City Hall. The Open Office provides office space and conference rooms for people who work from home, freelancers and independent consultants, said founder Andrew Auten. He began looking for space about a year ago when he started the company and wants his first location to be in the former Coventry School. Auten attended a meeting the district hosted in May to discuss the reuse plans for the school, and the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board approved a lease for The Open Office for 4,000-square-feet at $2,167 per month at its Jan. 3 meeting. But the lease isn't official until the …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission approved a two-year permit for the theater to stay in the former elementary school
The Cleveland Heights Planning Commission has extended the Ensemble Theatre's temporary conditional use permit to occupy the former Coventry School building to two years, according to an article that ran this week in The Sun Press. The theater has used the former elementary school since January, and requested to have a more permanent situation. The previous temporary permit was up Aug. 30, according to the article. The theater's lease ends Dec. 31, and it is working with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, which owns the building, to stretch that as well. It has productions planned for the fall, and is seeking auditions for its upcoming production of Clifford Odets' Waiting for Lefty, according to its website. The …