Noble Neighbors plan community workshop about Triangle District

The Triangle District, outlined in red, in the Noble neighborhood of Cleveland Heights. 

Photo courtesy of Brenda H. May.

In January, the Center Mayfield building in the Noble neighborhood’s newly named Triangle District was demolished, producing a second large vacant lot on Noble Road, near Mayfield Road. This inspired some, including area residents and the neighborhood group Noble Neighbors, to consider the Triangle District in its entirety, and to think about how it could be re-envisioned to create a cohesive, vibrant, multi-faceted gateway hub. The Triangle District encompasses Warrensville Center Road between Mayfield and Noble roads, Mayfield Road from Warrensville Center to Mayfield’s intersection with Vandemar Street and Wilmar Road, and the stretch of Noble Road—commonly known as Short Noble—between Mayfield and Kirkwood roads.

Noble Neighbors is partnering with the civic engagement committee of Future Heights and the city of Cleveland Heights' economic development and planning departments to host a communitywide workshop about the district’s future on Sunday, July 9, 3–6 p.m., at Disciples Christian Church, 3663 Mayfield Road.

At the Envision a New Triangle District workshop, participants will discuss how this district might be transformed using key development projects, modifications to existing properties, and place-making projects designed to unify the district and encourage human-scale interaction. All Cleveland Heights residents and others with ties to the city, including residents of nearby neighborhoods in other cities, are invited to attend. Business owners, property owners, neighbors, city officials and other stakeholders are particularly encouraged to attend and voice their perspectives on potential improvements.

Participants are encouraged to prepare for the workshop by walking each block of the Triangle District and looking at information, including videos, articles and photos, posted on the Noble Neighbors website, Participants may also bring materials to the workshop or share them in advance by emailing

Workshop participants can expect a brief presentation about the features of the Triangle District, applicable development principles and tools, and the partnerships that are presenting this imagination-oriented event. Participants will break into small groups, describe development possibilities in words and drawings, and then present their ideas to the larger group.

There will be opportunities for further discussion after the workshop, including a post-workshop social event at Christopher's Pub, 1318 Warrensville Center Road, where food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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Sruti Basu

Sruti Basu is the director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.

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