ASV Services, a premier valet provider in the Cleveland area, in conjunction with the Fairmount Wine Bar and Barrio Mexican Restaurant, has established valet parking starting at 6 pm on Friday and Saturdays. This will be a convenience for those who wish to visit ANY of Cedar Fairmount businesses and don’t wish to park themselves. A drop off and pick up station is located outside the Heights Medical Building at 2460 Fairmount Blvd. (between Luna Bakery Cafe and Barrio).
East Ohio Gas is replacing gas lines dating back to the 1800’s. in the Cedar Fairmount Business District. This has commenced and is predicted to take 8 weeks. After the gas lines are replaced, the Cedar Fairmount SID’s 1.5 million dollar streetscape renovation plan will start. The plans include new curbs, side walks, (expanded in some areas) removal of electric poles not being in use, new benches, bike racks, trash cans, trees, and more. At this time sidewalks are NOT disrupted and access to stores is as usual.
The City of Cleveland Heights has granted free weekend parking at Cedar Fairmount through October. This means free parking in the public garage, lots and street meters Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Watch for updates at www.cedarfairmount.org under Streetscape 2017.
Members of the Cedar Fairmount Business Community received information from East Ohio Gas Officials and the City of Cleveland Heights concerning the replacement of the gas lines in the Cedar Fairmount Business District.
The replacements of the gas lines will take approximately 8 weeks and will commence, Friday, April 7th from 9 am to 4:45 pm. Monday through Friday.
Supplies and equipment will be brought into the district on Wednesday, April 5th.
The project will start on the north side of Cedar Road. Sidewalks will be torn, but access to businesses will be maintained. Pedestrians will be directed by traffic control as to where to walk and park. The businesses on the north side (Heights Center Block) have the public parking garage behind them. Where there is construction there will not be street parking. Public lots will be assessable. The businesses all have back doors that will be easily assessable to customers.
After the gas lines are replaced on the north side of Cedar Road, the south side of Cedar Road will start. As soon as excavation is complete it one section, it will be back plated and walkable.
Dominion East Ohio Gas personnel will be replacing inside meteors. They will have badges identifying them. A door hanger will be placed on businesses to alert them when to expect this transfer. At the time of transfer, gas will be cut off for 1 to 2 hours. Some meteors may not have to be replaced. After the project is completed and the 100 year plus lines replaced, Dominion East Ohio takes ownership of what was previously the owner’s lines.
For information, phone Ohio Support Group at 1-800-544-5768. Information will be available on the Cleveland Heights City website and the Cedar Fairmount website.
The Cedar Fairmount Streetscape Project will start after the completion of the gas line installation. (July)
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 9:00 am at Buffalo Wild Wings
Present: Sal Russo, Sr., Vince Pangle, Cheryl Davis, Camille Mumford, Jake Orosz, Don King, Alex Graves, Lee Cavender, Brian Anderson, Mary Dunbar, Kaye Lowe
Sal Russo made introductions and thanked Alex Graves for hosting the meeting at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Lee Cavender asked those present to approve the December 8th report. Mary Dunbar motioned to accept. Sal Russo seconded.
Kaye Lowe gave the report for Brendan Ring. As of February 16th the balance is $63,721.40. Lee Cavender motioned to approve the report. Cheryl Davis seconded. Motion carried.
City of Cleveland Heights Report:
Brian Anderson reported for the city.
- The City is in the process of negotiating a Memorandum of Understanding with Fairmount Properties, to be followed by a more specific Development Agreement for the Top of the Hill.
- The city has saved on snow removal and salt costs this year.
- A group is investigating how to manage Severance Center.
- There will be a public hearing to determine if food trucks should be allowed in the city. The city is cognizant of individual business’ and citizen’s interest.
- The final version of the Master Plan is being completed.
- City is making a decision on how to accommodate medical marijuana. There will be 40 dispensaries in the state and 20 production areas. Applications are being taken by the state for 2018 for dispensaries and production permits.
Because of conflicts in the city and surrounding area, the date for Summer Festival & Arts and Crafts Show was changed to Sunday, August 20th. Discussion followed. Sal favored skipping a major celebration this year. Kaye will check to determine if the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) grant can be extended to 2018.
Update on Parking:
Sal Russo, Sr., Vince Pangle, Brendan Ring, Lee Cavender, and Kaye Lowe met with City Manager, Tanisha Briley on January 10th concerning the need for more parking in the area of The Fairmount, Barrio, and BB3. There is concern for tenants parking in the Heights Medical Building and BB3 Block. Discussion of building another public garage, adding a deck to the existing garage, adding more meters and using an empty lot on Grandview for parking were held. The group felt the city’s perspective was that Cedar Fairmount doesn’t have a big parking problem. They are preoccupied with installing a new parking system with an electronic payment option. The City agreed to have free parking for Saturday and Sunday during construction.
Jeff Orosz suggested painting directional lines in parking lots and making more metered parking spots along Grandview and Fairmount Blvd. Adding more parking signage would also help.
One Book, One School:
Kaye reported the program was a great success with children, parents, teachers, and other school employees reading Kenny and the Dragon. Children had a scavenger hunt looking for a small dragon or knight in various Cedar Fairmount businesses in hopes of getting a prize. Cedar Fairmount merchants donated prizes. Buffalo Wild Wings had a fund raising dinner at the end of the Scavenger Hunt. The event raised considerable funds for the Roxboro Elementary PTA, which sponsored the One Book, One School program. Cedar Fairmount’s participation connected us with the Roxboro School community.
Alicia Maratta Linihan Memorial Donation:
Cedar Fairmount had an acknowledgement letter thanking Cedar Fairmount for its $500.00 donation to the fund for the education of Linihan’s children.
Budget for 2017:
Decision on the budget was postponed because it might need to be reworked, given the possibility of losing CAC Grant Funds of $4,000.00.
Valet parking possibilities were discussed. Alex Graves said his management team had looked into valet parking and dropped the issue. Jake Orosz volunteered to look into it and make a recommendation.
Kaye reported the AT& T phone bill has gone from $49.00 a month in 2015 to $101.00 a month in 2017. The board authorized her to look into other options.
Lee Cavender motioned to adjourn the meeting. Vince Pangle seconded.
Next Meeting April 18th at The Fairmount at 9 am. (Note date change from April 11th)
Recorder: Kaye Lowe
Title: Cedar Fairmount Special Meeting
Location: Nighttown – 12387 Cedar Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
Link out: Click here
Description: EMERGENCY CEDAR FAIRMOUNT MEETING
Tuesday, April 4th 2017
Nighttown – 9:00 am
East Ohio Gas has asked for a meeting to explain
the replacements of the gas lines at Cedar Fairmount.
They will discuss the scope of the project and how it will affect the road lanes and sidewalk.
Representatives from the City of Cleveland Heights, East Ohio Gas Company and Cedar Fairmount Trustees will be present to explain the gas line project and answer your questions.
Please plan to attend.
Cedar Fairmount SID
Start Time: 09;00 AM