Cleveland Heights City Council has approved legislation to authorize the City Manager to enter into a development agreement with Flaherty & Collins Properties for the City’s Top of the Hill Project. This important step allows this transformative project to advance into the design and construction planning stage.
The Top of the Hill Project refers to the approximately four acres of City-owned property at the corner of Cedar Road and Euclid Heights Boulevard at the top of Cedar Hill. As a highly visible property at the gateway between the Heights and University Circle, developing this property has been a long-time goal of the City, offering many benefits to Cleveland Heights, the community and surrounding neighborhoods.
“The Top of the Hill project is a priority for Cleveland Heights,” City Manager Tanisha Briley said. “A lot of work has gone into advancing this project to this milestone by both the City and our partners, and we’re excited for this project to move forward into the next stage of the development process.”
The projected $75 million project is proposed to consist of market-rate luxury apartments, retail and restaurant space, a nationally branded or boutique hotel, structured parking, and the potential opportunity to include for sale townhomes and Class A office components. The development is to be designed to enhance the current Cedar Fairmount district rather than to compete with it. Many local business owners have expressed their support during this process.