Parma Heights News Archive
29 September 2012
18 November 2010
Parma Heights City Council unanimously passed a resolution in support of the Big Creek Watershed Balanced Growth Plan, a document completed earlier this year by the Cuyahoga River Community Planning Organization.
Update: Parma City Council also passed a resolution of support. The plan recommends preserving an 168-acre greenspace in southern Parma.
Update 2: It also makes recommendations for the Brook Park portion of the watershed.
25 August 2010
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed its environmental investigation of the site of the former Nike missile base on the Tri-C West campus in Parma Heights. The proposed plan recommends (PDF) no further action at the location. A public meeting was held on Tuesday, and the public comment period is open until September 4.
06 September 2009
Keeping the aging commercial spaces along Pearl Road occupied poses a challenge for Parma Heights leaders.
10 August 2009
Parma Heights City Council rejected a proposed tax abatement for the Bennington Village townhouses on Stumph Road. Developer Tony George was seeking a 10-year, 100% tax abatement.
17 April 2009
The owner of Bennington Village in Parma Heights is renovating the condominiums for sale, and has requested a 10-year tax abatement for the property. City Council is considering the implications of his proposal.
13 February 2009
16 January 2009
The McGill Property Group says that it is unable to reimburse the City of Parma Heights for the $133,000 in fees it incurred as part of the Greenbrier Crossing development. The City will attempt to recoup the money in court, and will also proceed with property maintenance violation charges.
09 December 2008
McGill Properties wants to restructure the tax increment financing agreement for its Greenbriar Crossing development in Parma Heights, without which the company may be unable to proceed with construction.
05 December 2008
Although the proposed regional fire district has dwindled from seven cities to two, Mayor Zanotti of Parma Heights intends to proceed with the concept. He hopes that Parma and Parma Heights will be ready to implement the plan in January 2010.
01 December 2008
The proposed seven-city joint fire district is down to two communities now that Brook Park has pulled out of the the study. The Cities of Parma and Parma Heights are the only remaining participants.
31 October 2008
Engineering and environmental studies are being prepared for the proposed Hemlock Trail through Independence. In Parma Heights, construction of a walking trail behind Cassidy Theatre is nearly complete.
This year, 11 businesses in Parma Heights participated in a storefront renovation program offered by the First Suburbs Development Council.
22 August 2008
Parma Heights City Council passed a tax increment financing agreement for the Greenbriar Crossing development at West 130th Street and Pearl Road. The agreement also requires the approval of the Parma Board of Education.
01 August 2008
Parma Heights City Council will be asked to approve a tax increment financing package for the Greenbrier Crossing development at Pearl Road and West 130th Street.
03 July 2008
10 June 2008
In addition to the other projects mentioned earlier, the Ohio capital budget bill includes $500,000 for lakefront development in Euclid.
Update: the bill also includes $150,000 for the renovation of League Park, $100,000 for the redesign of the Euclid Beach Pier, and $15,000 for the completion of a walking trail in Parma Heights.
11 April 2008
Parma Heights officials are unhappy with the condition of the Greenbrier Crossing construction site at Pearl Road and West 130th Street.
04 April 2008
The City of Parma Heights will build a walking path in Greenbrier Commons. The construction, funded by a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant, should be completed by mid-June.
04 December 2007
Demolition of the partially-built Cornerstone project at Pearl Road and West 130th Street is underway. Work should be completed in 30 to 40 days. Parma Heights City Council approved the preliminary development plan for Greenbriar Crossing, which will be built on the site, and the City's Planning Commission will review the final development plan this week.
10 October 2007
Neighbors of Greenbriar Crossing in Parma Heights are concerned that the proposed residential and retail development will increase runoff and traffic problems. The project is under review by the Parma Heights Planning Commission.
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.
07 September 2007
07 August 2007
20 July 2007
15 June 2007
Demolition of the partially-constructed Cornerstone development is underway in Parma Heights. The McGill Property Group has not submitted final plans for the development of the site at Pearl Road and West 130th Street, but preliminary plans call for up to 150 residential units in single family homes and townhouses and a small amount of retail.
30 March 2007
09 March 2007
Three cities may work together to upgrade traffic signals along an 11 mile stretch of Pearl Road. Middleburg Heights and Strongsville have approved the project, but Parma Heights is worried about funding its $42,000 portion of the project. 80% of the $1.9 million project was funded by federal CMAQ dollars.
16 February 2007
Mayor Zanotti of Parma Heights wants City Council to pass legislation that would allow the City to repair the exteriors of abandoned homes that are in foreclosure. The cost of repairs would be assessed to the property owner.