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Update: a groundbreaking ceremony was held for Clifton Pointe II on July 24.

The U.S. EPA announced $4.5 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants for 11 projects in Ohio. The awardees include the Cleveland Metroparks and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority (PDF). Work is underway on a project at Huntington Beach, one of the projects funded last year.

Bay Village City Council approved a riparian setback ordinance. It will limit new construction within 25 feet of creeks and streams.

Bay Village City Council delayed a vote on proposed riparian setback legislation after resident and attorney Homer Taft objected to the ordinance. Taft was a plaintiff in Lake Erie property lines case. Joe Koncelik says that it's a "good idea that Bay Village is having a robust debate."

Bay Village City Council may establish riparian setback rules, which would limit construction within 25 feet of six creeks.

Election recap

Bay Village
Issue 13 (attached housing): passed

Brecksville
Issue 30 (accessory structures): passed

Broadview Heights
Issue 37 (retail rezoning): passed

Fairview Park
Issues 54 & 55 (residential rezonings): passed

Mayfield Village
Issues 84 & 86 (referendum zoning changes): failed

Moreland Hills
Issue 88 (open space zoning): passed

Solon
Issue 129 (residential rezoning): failed

For complete results, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

Conceptual plans for the Cleveland Metroparks' Huntington Reservation in Bay Village recommend the construction of a multi-use facility on the bluff, among other changes.

Cleveland Metroparks officials and consultants are continuing work on the Huntington Reservation Shoreline Management Plan. The Metroparks hosted a public meeting in June and will hold a second on September 21 at Bay Village City Hall. The work is partially funded by an ODNR coastal management grant.

Moreland Hills voters may have the opportunity to vote on changes to the Village's open space conservation zoning classification, while Bay Village voters may vote on a commercial to residential rezoning issue for a set of proposed condominiums.

The City of Bay Village will assemble a steering committee tasked with revisiting the City's 1999 master plan. An update could contain plans for sustainable development.

ODNR's Office of Coastal Management awarded more than $1 million in Coastal Management Assistance Grants to 10 organizations and government entities (PDF). The grants include $50,000 to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for its Walworth Run Green Infrastructure Feasibility Study and $68,250 to the Cleveland Metroparks to develop a shoreline management plan for Huntington Reservation.

Update: West Life has more details.

12 townhouses have been proposed for a 2.2 acre site across from Bay Middle School. The area is zoned for single-family houses, and a zoning change would require voter approval.

Bay Village City Council delayed voting on a riparian protection ordinance until March. The proposed legislation covers properties located within 75 feet of a creek or those within the 100 year flood plain, whichever is larger.

The Bay Park Beach Association wants to build a 775 foot stone revetment and a timber pier off the Lake Erie coast of Bay Village. The Ohio EPA will hold a public meeting on November 14 to obtain public input on potential water quality impacts.

Westlake City Council approved a contract for a study that will analyze the implications of switching water providers from Cleveland to Avon Lake. Leaders in Bay Village and North Olmsted are considering whether to join the study.

Mayor Sutherland of Bay Village assembled a volunteer Green Team to promote conservation and sustainability. The group will hold its first meeting in September.

In an action that may end the disputes over the planned expansion of Bradley Bay Health Center, Bay Village and Bradley Bay officials reached an agreement about landscape buffers for the facility.

Bay Village City Council and the Cahoon Park Trustees will decide whether to repair or demolish the decaying concrete trusses in the park. Estimates place the cost of repairing the historic interurban trusses at $84,000, while removing them would cost $52,000.

As part of the reconstruction and repaving of Lake Road in Bay Village, Rocky River, and Lakewood, ODOT will incorporate some recommendations that have been gathered through traffic studies and area stakeholder outreach, including traffic calming, streetscaping, and pedestrian amenities.

On Monday, Bay Village City Council passed a resolution of support for the proposed I-90 interchange at Nagel Road in Avon.

(Update: the Sun Herald has more details.)

Historic concrete trusses in Bay Village's Cahoon Park are crumbling and unsafe, and need to be repaired or demolished, says Mayor Sutherland. The trusses formerly supported an abandoned interurban railway line.

Preservationists are concerned that a recently sold house on Lake Avenue in Bay Village could be demolished. The demolition of one of the City's oldest homes could mark the start a teardown trend.

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