New website considers 'great design' and current development projects
Several Cleveland Heights residents have created the Citizens for Great Design website, www.citizensforgreatdesign.com.
In creating it, their intention is to raise community awareness about the design and architectural attributes of significant and important Cleveland Heights developments.
There are several development projects in the planning stage throughout the city. These are privately funded, or may involve city supported financing and/or tax support, such as Tax Increment Financing (TIF). Each project requires city approval through the planning/zoning and Architectural Board of Review process.
The Citizens for Great Design website contains links to articles and websites that explore and discuss current issues regarding urban design, planning and architecture. The website also includes a survey—and a link to the survey’s results—where Cleveland Heights residents and non-residents are invited to comment on the current Top of the Hill project.
Michael Knoblauch is a sponsor of Citizens for Great Design. A 40-plus year resident of Cleveland Heights, he is a former FutureHeights board member.