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The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency awarded $998,000 in Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative grants. Of the 29 planning studies submitted for consideration, NOACA selected 13 for funding, including nine in Cuyahoga County. The largest award, $118,000, went to support the Eastside Greenway initiative. Other awards went to studies in Collinwood/Euclid, Parma Heights, and Rocky River. NOACA staff also will provide technical assistance for six transportation studies in five Cuyahoga County cities.

Cuyahoga County residential development projects in the media:

Greater Cleveland residential projects in the news:

Update: a West Shore Sun editorial says that "things are looking up" for Rockport Shopping Center in Rocky River.

Update 2: Cleveland Heights Patch has more information about the plans for the Meadowbrook-Lee development.

A developer hopes to build Cedar Creek Estates, a 12-house large-lot subdivision in northern Strongsville. In Rocky River, construction and sales of the upscale Eleven River condominiums continue.

Update: the Strongsville Planning Commission approved the plans for Cedar Creek Estates.

The Chagrin Falls Architectural Board of Review approved preliminary designs for the townhouses in the proposed River Walk development on West Orange Street. In Rocky River, construction continues on the Eleven River luxury condominiums.

Rocky River City Council recently approved a new development code (PDF). It includes a mixed-use zoning classification.

City Architecture presented preliminary renderings of streetscape designs for Old Detroit Road in Rocky River to the Detroit Road Stakeholders Group.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the Eleven River townhouses in Rocky River. Construction of the $7 million project is scheduled to begin this summer.

Eleven River is a proposed luxury riverfront condominium development in Rocky River. Its developers are also working on the 27 Coltman condominiums in Little Italy.

Update: the West Shore Sun has more details.

The final anchor store in the redeveloped Westgate shopping center opened late last month. Developers, retailers, and municipal officials in Fairview Park and Rocky River are all pleased with the project.

Rocky River Director of Economic and Community Development Kory Koran updated a Rocky River Chamber of Commerce audience about how the City has fared over the last year.

Officials in Rocky River are learning about the engineering costs associated with implementing a railroad quiet zone.

A stakeholders group is exploring ideas for improving the Detroit Road streetscape in downtown Rocky River. Mayor Bobst said that the group wants "a unified district that is pedestrian friendly."

The City of Rocky River maintains a spreadsheet of vacant office, warehouse, and commercial properties that are for sale or lease. It is available on the City's website.

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.

Channel 8 reports that the Westgate redevelopment in Fairview Park and Rocky River is nearly complete.

The owner of Rocky River's Beachcliff Market Square is "very unhappy" with the results of the shopping center's 2006 renovation and expansion, and plans to invest in additional improvements. Rockport Shopping Center will also be redesigned. Preliminary plans call for dividing the former Target store into five smaller spaces and replacing the buildings to its east.

Upscale shopping centers Crocker Park in Westlake and Beachcliff Market Square in Rocky River are competing for customers.

The Plain Dealer depicts the Rocky River Harbor neighborhood in Lakewood and Rocky River as a quirky and colorful place.

Channel 3 took a look at the redevelopment of the Westgate shopping center in Fairview Park.

The new Target store at the Westgate shopping center opened yesterday, and the Jacobs Group announced ten new tenants for the redeveloped 600,000 square foot center.

By a vote of 4-3, Rocky River City Council decided to proceed with plans to establish a 24-hour railroad quiet zone. Mayor Bobst recommended creating a quiet zone between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., while residents supported the 24-hour zone.

Rocky River officials are waiting to hear if the proposed Cleveland to Lorain commuter rail project could affect their plans for a railroad quiet zone before they decide whether to support the commuter rail proposal.

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.

The City of Rocky River will implement a railroad quiet zone, and City Council is debating whether it should be a partial or an all-day quiet zone. Mayor Bobst recommended a quiet zone from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. and safety enhancements such as increasing signage near railroad crossings. Most residents favor the 24-hour quiet zone.

Officials from Lakewood and Rocky River are discussing alternatives for improving water quality by reducing combined sewer overflows. Prices for the options range between $1.3 million and $3.1 million.

Rocky River City Council has begun discussing the water main maintenance and no poaching agreement offered by the City of Cleveland.

Construction of the new Westgate shopping complex is slightly ahead of schedule, and more retailers have agreed to leases in the development. The center's Target anchor will open on July 27, and Lowe's is scheduled to open in November.

Rocky River officials continue planning for a railroad quiet zone in the City, and want to schedule a public meeting within the next month.

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