Broadview Heights City Council is considering an ordinance that would establish a special planning district for the proposed town center at the intersection of Broadview and Royalton roads. The district's zone A is a 100-acre mixed-use area around the intersection, and zone B is a 200-acre office/multi-family area surrounding zone A. City Council also recently approved the purchase of a 1.24-acre site in the special planning district for a planned park. A separate ordinance would create zone C, a corridor that would connect the town center area with the area around the Giant Eagle store.
Broadview Heights News Archive
16 January 2013
19 November 2012
This month's election included the following issues (PDF):
Issue 26 (institutional rezoning): passed
- Broadview Heights
Issue 29 (prohibit oil and gas drilling): passed
- Fairview Park
Issue 52 (church rezoning): passed
- Garfield Heights
Issue 55 (commercial rezoning): passed
- Highland Heights
Issue 57 (parking lot rezoning): passed
Issue 58 (retail rezoning): failed
City officials and the developer are considering next steps.
- Moreland Hills
Issue 68 (retail rezoning): passed
- North Royalton
Issue 73 (planning commission referrals): passed
- Pepper Pike
Issue 82 (procedures for zoning code revisions): passed
Issue 87 (zoning charter amendment): passed
Issues 89 & 90 (zoning code changes): passed
Issue 97 (senior housing rezoning): passed
Issue 102 (mixed-use rezoning): passed
- Cuyahoga County
Issue 108 (Port Authority levy): failed
Visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for complete results.
29 September 2012
Broadview Heights residents will vote on a charter amendment that would prohibit new natural gas and oil wells in the City. City Council unanimously voted to put the issue on the ballot against the advice of the City's law director, who said it would be be unenforceable if adopted due to a 2004 state law that eliminated local controls. A group called Mothers Against Drilling In Our Neighborhoods is urging residents to approve the issue, which will appear on the November ballot as Issue 29. Other Ohio communities are also seeking ways to reclaim local control over drilling. Stakeholders discussed the issues on a recent Sound of Ideas show.
20 August 2012
Mayor Alai of Broadview Heights said that he is committed to implementing the City's 2010 Town Center Master Plan. The Broadview Heights Planning Commission is studying zoning code changes that would permit mixed-use development.
26 June 2012
Natural gas drilling continues to be a source of conflict and tension in places like Broadview Heights. Nearly 400 wells have been drilled in Cuyahoga County since Ohio eliminated local controls in 2004.
22 April 2011
When Giant Eagle opens its new store in Broadview Heights next year, the company intends to close its store on Chippewa Road in Brecksville.
12 February 2011
After incorporating input from Broadview Heights residents, the Elsa Drive Wetland Restoration and Protection Project (PDF) now calls for expanding the existing 1.9-acre wetland to 3.15 acres.
30 December 2010
15 November 2010
The Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation is conducting riparian restoration at two sites along Big Creek's Chevy Branch. In Broadview Heights, the City will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss the upcoming Elsa Drive Wetland Restoration and Protection Project.
Update: the Sun Star Courier summarized the meeting in Broadview Heights.
12 November 2010
05 November 2010
The Cleveland Metroparks Commissioners were expected to approve a 99-year lease of Seneca Golf Course and the adjoining Tree Farm site from the City of Cleveland. The agreement calls for the Metroparks to make $4 million in improvements in the next five years to the property in Brecksville and Broadview Heights. Cleveland City Council approved the agreement in June.
03 November 2010
Issue 13 (attached housing): passed
Issues 84 & 86 (referendum zoning changes): failed
For complete results, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
27 October 2010
Giant Eagle revealed that it is the previously-unidentified company that has proposed building a supermarket in Broadview Heights. Voters will decide a rezoning issue for the property on November 2.
13 October 2010
Voters in Broadview Heights will decide a proposed retail rezoning for three parcels on Royalton Road. An undisclosed developer is interested in building a supermarket there. An earlier rezoning issue for the area was approved by voters in November 2008.
20 August 2010
On Monday, Broadview Heights City Council is scheduled to vote on whether to approve the recently-completed Broadview Heights Town Center Master Plan (PDF).
12 July 2010
The proposed redesign of the I-77 interchange at Route 82 in Broadview Heights continues to move through federal and state review processes.
07 June 2010
Consultants G2M Design Collaborative recently completed work on the Broadview Heights Master Plan. They will present the plan to City Council.
14 May 2010
The City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Metroparks continue to discuss a potential 99-year lease of Seneca Golf Course and adjacent land in Broadview Heights.
06 April 2010
A real estate consultant told Broadview Heights officials that the area around Route 82 and Broadview Road should be developed as a community-scale retail center.
08 March 2010
01 March 2010
Leaders of Brecksville and Broadview Heights continue to discuss the potential development of the property at the southwest corner of Route 82 and I-77. The Jacobs Group had an option on the site, but it expired in January.
17 February 2010
The City of Cleveland may give the 470-acre Seneca Golf Course and 125 acres of neighboring greenspace to the Cleveland Metroparks. An agreement on the site in Brecksville and Broadview Heights would have to be approved by Cleveland City Council and the Metroparks Board of Park Commissioners.
29 January 2010
A Broadview Heights committee intends to have the city's new master plan completed by April.
25 January 2010
Officials in Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and North Royalton have begun to seek funding for an extension of the Valley Parkway Trail through their communities. A trail alignment study (PDF, 35.6 MB), funded by a TLCI grant, was completed last year. It identified three alignment options.
20 January 2010
The transportation engineers working on a proposal to redesign the I-77 interchange at Route 82 in Broadview Heights may modify their plans.
06 January 2010
23 November 2009
04 November 2009
Issue 83 (retail rezoning): passed
For complete results, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
16 July 2009
The Jacobs Group is seeking approval of a new road that would serve a possible future development at the southwest corner of Route 82 and I-77 in Brecksville and Broadview Heights.
15 April 2009
TranSystems Corp. developed preliminary plans for a redesign of the I-77 interchange at Route 82 in Broadview Heights. City officials are trying to gather support for the plans.
12 February 2009
Cuyahoga County's $420 million wish list for federal stimulus dollars includes gray and green infrastructure projects, green energy initiatives, and social service programs. The State of Ohio is accepting suggestions for stimulus projects at a special website.
17 November 2008
07 November 2008
24 October 2008
In addition to the eight rezoning issues on the ballot in Broadview Heights, voters will decide Issues 17-19, proposed charter revisions that involve the Board of Zoning Appeals.
16 October 2008
21 September 2008
Voters in Broadview Heights will see eight rezoning issues on the November ballot, and City officials have begun researching other possible future changes.
08 August 2008
Broadview Heights voters may see additional rezoning issues on the November ballot. The Jacobs Group wants to rezone five parcels along Route 82 from office laboratory to general retail.
18 July 2008
Leaders of a youth football program are interested in building a fieldhouse on a ten acre site in south or southwest Cuyahoga County. The group has met with officials in Broadview Heights and North Royalton to discuss a possible joint venture.
11 July 2008
The cities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, and North Royalton passed legislation in support of the Chippewa Creek Balanced Growth Initiative.
25 April 2008
Owners of properties near the I-77 interchange at Route 82 had mixed reactions to Mayor Alai's proposal for rezoning the area. Broadview Heights voters will have the opportunity to vote on two rezoning issues in November.
21 March 2008
Two rezoning requests are making their way through the approval process in Broadview Heights. Both properties are near the I-77 interchange at Route 82, and would be rezoned to general commercial, which would permit retail development.
07 March 2008
Issue 16 (residential rezoning): passed
Issues 17-25 (liquor law): passed
Issue 31 (church rezoning): passed
Issue 32 (office rezoning): passed
Issue 43 (Rockside Road rezoning): passed
Issue 44 (senior housing rezoning): failed
Issue 46 (Cook Avenue rezoning): passed
For complete Cuyahoga County results, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections or Cleveland.com.
28 February 2008
Voters in Broadview Heights will decide a rezoning issue on Tuesday. The owners of three properties on Cherry Hill Lane want a portion of their properties rezoned from office to single-family residential.
01 February 2008
The City of Broadview Heights will start billing businesses and residents for stormwater improvements next month.
04 December 2007
Commercial to residential rezoning issues for portions of three properties on Cherry Hill Lane will appear on the March ballot in Broadview Heights.
30 November 2007
Developers of the Ahek and LaPine properties at I-77 and Route 82 hope to have a development proposal ready early next year. The 40 acre site was recently rezoned by Broadview Heights voters.
13 November 2007
Broadview Heights City Council rejected a $69,000 TLCI grant for planning a greenway connector trail along Chippewa Creek. It's the first time a city has refused a TLCI grant.
17 October 2007
By a vote of 6-1, the Broadview Heights Board of Zoning Appeals approved a zoning variance that will permit developer Sam Petros to increase the size of anchor stores for his proposed retail development at Broadview and Royalton Roads.
10 October 2007
Developer Sam Petros is seeking a zoning variance from the Broadview Heights Board of Zoning Appeals that would allow him to increase the size anchor stores at his proposed retail development at Broadview and Royalton Roads. The maximum size store permitted in the code is 60,000 square feet, and he wants to build stores of 134,000 and 85,000 square feet.
18 September 2007
Now that Broadview Heights enacted fees to fund stormwater projects, City officials will begin to prioritize the projects.
11 September 2007
Several municipalities in Cuyahoga County are attempting to address stormwater issues in different ways:
- North Royalton organized a citizen's committee that recommended several strategies, including infrastructure improvements and floodplain expansions.
- Parma Heights is focusing on sewer maintenance.
- Broadview Heights City Council approved a funding mechanism for stormwater infrastructure maintenance and repair.
31 August 2007
20 August 2007
Broadview Heights City Council's Stormwater Committee is preparing for a public hearing on proposed fees to fund stormwater projects. It will be held on August 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Broadview Heights City Hall.
27 July 2007
In Shaker Heights, City Council unanimously approved the construction of the Shaker Boulevard median trail. Work is scheduled to begin next month. In Broadview Heights, crews have nearly finished building a multipurpose trail along Broadview Road. The City will seek a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to extend the trail to the south.
20 July 2007
13 July 2007
The Stormwater Committee of Broadview Heights City Council recommended charging residents and businesses a monthly fee to fund stormwater projects. The full council is currently discussing the proposal.
15 June 2007
By a vote of 7-1, Broadview Heights City Council reversed its earlier decision and placed a rezoning issue for the Ahek property on the November ballot. If approved by voters, 60% of the 57.5 acre site at the northwest corner of I-77 and Route 82 would be rezoned from office laboratory to retail.
08 June 2007
The City of Seven Hills approved spending $75,000 and opening bids for the construction of a mile-long multipurpose trail that will eventually link to the West Creek Greenway. Construction of the $800,000 trail should be completed this summer. Meanwhile, Broadview Heights officials are applying for grants that would permit them to examine the feasibility of building trails.
25 May 2007
The City of Brecksville may purchase 3.27 acres in Broadview Heights to create a stormwater detention basin. Approvals from the Broadview Heights Planning Commission and City Council are needed for the project to proceed.
18 May 2007
The Sun Courier offers more information about the Broadview Heights retail development proposed by Sam Petros for the southwest corner of state Route 82 and Broadview Road. Plans for a 125,000-145,000 square foot department store would require a zoning variance from the City's 60,000 square foot size cap.
11 May 2007
Developer Sam Petros wants to construct retail on 15 acres at the southwest corner of Route 82 and Broadview Road in Broadview Heights. He hopes to attract a department store, a drugstore, and a national restaurant chain as anchors.
In response to a resident's request, the City of Broadview Heights asked state officials to impose a moratorium on oil and gas wells in heavily populated residential areas.
20 April 2007
Broadview Heights City Council hired a company to design two stormwater projects and study another. The work should be completed by July 1, and City Council hopes to have a funding mechanism in place by then.
13 April 2007
The Broadview Heights City Council Stormwater Committee met for the first time last week. They hope to craft a plan for funding stormwater improvements in the City that does not involve the previously rejected assessments.
30 March 2007
While Broadview Heights City Council struggles to find a funding mechanism for stormwater projects, Valley View intends to join the Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners consortium and participate with other cities in a watershed-wide approach to flooding problems.
21 March 2007
By a vote of 4-5, Broadview Heights City Council rejected a proposal for assessing residents to fund stormwater projects. Some favor creating a stormwater utility, which they say would be fairer to residents and help pay for future projects.
(Update: the Sun Courier offers more information.)
08 March 2007
Broadview Heights City Council turned down a proposed settlement that would have put a rezoning issue for a 49.5 acre site at the northwest corner of I-77 and Route 82 on the May ballot. The property is currently zoned for offices, but property owners want to build big box retail on the site. The case is scheduled to go to trial on June 18.
23 February 2007
As part of their efforts to address stormwater issues, Broadview Heights City Council is discussing a proposal to evenly split the costs of storm sewer repairs with affected property owners.
26 January 2007
As part of their stormwater management program, the City of Broadview Heights will begin requiring inspections of retention basins to make sure they are working properly.