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The Ohio Department of Development awarded a $3 million Clean Ohio Revitalization Fund grant to the City of Lyndhurst for brownfield remediation at the northeast corner of Mayfield and Brainard roads. The site will be redeveloped as a Key Bank branch. Cuyahoga County also received a $2.5 million grant for remediation at the Ben Venue Laboratories expansion in Bedford. The State awarded a total of 16 grants.

The First Suburbs Development Council's storefront renovation program has lost funding due to Cuyahoga County budget cuts.

The slow housing market has apparently stalled two residential developments in Bedford. Construction of Bentbrook Village behind St. Pius X Catholic Church has halted, and no homes have been built at Bedford Falls, the development planned for the former Taylor Chair site.

The City of Bedford completed the renovation of two HUD homes, and will sell them later this month through a sealed bid process. The city is also working on five other HUD homes that it has acquired.

The cities of Berea, Brook Park, Olmsted Falls, and Rocky River are continuing their plans to establish railroad quiet zones. Brook Park remains on target to become the first multi-crossing quiet zone in Ohio. Bedford, meanwhile, is waiting for news from the Federal Railroad Administration about its planned quiet zone.

The 203,000 square foot Wal-Mart supercenter on Rockside Road in Bedford opened on Friday. It is the company's second supercenter in Cuyahoga County.

The 195,000 square foot Wal-Mart Supercenter at Meadowbrook Market Square in Bedford is scheduled to open on March 7.

While Bedford officials consider the cleanup of the former Brush Wellman site a success, the City has two other brownfield sites in need of remediation.

The rent subsidy program proposed for downtown Bedford received mixed reviews from downtown business owners.

Bedford officials are considering a rent subsidy program aimed at attracting new businesses to downtown Bedford.

The Ohio office of HUD's Community Planning and Development Division gave its 2007 CPD award of excellence to Tinkers Creek Commerce Park in Bedford, the industrial park built on the former Brush Wellman site.

A recent railroad crossing accident may delay Bedford's attempts to establish a railroad quiet zone, "but the quiet zone process is already moving at glacial speed," according to City Manager Bob Reid.

After reaching a water distribution and no poaching agreement with the City of Cleveland, leaders in Bedford are contemplating the implications of a region-wide tax sharing plan.

The Cities of Lakewood and Bedford reached water distribution agreements with the City of Cleveland. The agreements include the no poaching clause present in similar agreements. The Cities of Bedford Heights and Euclid also recently signed water main maintenance agreements with Cleveland.

The City of Shaker Heights plans to build a 1.5 mile multipurpose trail in the Shaker Boulevard median. It would form part of a trail network linking the Heights area with Cleveland's east side. Meanwhile, Bedford officials are preparing to begin work on a trail connecting City Hall to to Ellenwood Center.

Demolition of structures has resumed at the former Taylor Chair site in Bedford. It should be completed within the next 30 days.

Bedford officials surveyed residents to gather input for an update of the City's master plan.

Demolition of buildings at the Taylor Chair site in Bedford has halted. City leaders hope that delays in the construction of the Rysar Homes Bedford Falls condominium project are temporary.

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