Maple Heights News Archive
29 September 2012
25 April 2008
The Maple Heights City School District is seeking public input on its school reconstruction plans. Residents are invited to sign up for committees on each of the schools.
28 March 2008
21 March 2008
Six new single family houses for seniors are under construction at the Jennings Center for Older Adults in Garfield Heights. In Maple Heights, a developer has expressed interest in building apartments for seniors on a three acre site near St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Church.
24 January 2008
05 December 2007
In March, Maple Heights voters will be asked to approve a tax issue to raise $53.5 million for the proposed school construction project, which calls for replacing the high school, the middle school, and three elementary school buildings. A pair of public meetings will be held this week.
20 November 2007
The Maple Heights City Schools asked the state for $55.6 million for a school construction project. The funds require a match from the district. If approved, it will be the largest construction project ever in Maple Heights.
22 October 2007
10 October 2007
05 September 2007
The New York Times took a close look at how the foreclosure crisis is harming Maple Heights, describing it as the epicenter of subprime mortgage meltdown.
13 July 2007
The City of Maple Heights and Norfolk Southern reached a court-mediated settlement regarding the expansion of the intermodal terminal south of Broadway Avenue. The railroad will pay the City at least $70,000 in lieu of permit fees, pay for the majority of infrastructure improvements, and add landscaping.
22 June 2007
Homeowners in the Maple Heights portion of the Valley Ranch subdivision are also unhappy about work left unfinished by Ameri-Con Homes.
01 June 2007
Developer Dennis Oransky purchased three acres on Maplepark Drive in Maple Heights, and hopes to build single or multi-family housing on the site.
20 April 2007
Maple Heights City Council adopted a zoning change that will allow billboards on all city-owned land.
16 March 2007
By a vote of 3-2, the Maple Heights Planning Commission recommended that the City should permit billboards on all city-owned land, regardless of zoning, unless the billboards would be "viewable by residential districts."
23 February 2007
Maple Heights officials want Norfolk Southern to use the Greenhurst Road Extension for additional truck traffic instead of opening a new entrance on Broadway Avenue, which the railroad is planning as part of their intermodal terminal expansion. The City has filed a suit in federal court, asking the court to effectively serve as a planning commission.
14 February 2007
Maple Heights leaders continue to fight the expansion of the Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal. The railroad is adding 10 acres near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Rockside Road and 15 acres near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Libby Road.
09 February 2007
The Maple Heights Planning Commission is considering a proposal to allow billboards on all municipally owned land, including residential areas. Some members feel that the proposal is too broad.
11 January 2007
In June, the Maple Heights Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals will be combined into a new Planning and Zoning Board as the result of a charter amendment approved by voters in November.