Vibrant neighborhoods are built on a dynamic mix of physical and social characteristics that create energy and excitement, a “buzz” that strengthens the community and draws people and businesses to them. They become lively places and spaces that seed innovation and ideas. This is the vision for the Moreland district. The goal for the district is to attract new residents and to increase the demand for housing through preservation of its existing high-quality housing while responding to changing market demands for a wider range of housing choices.
Featured below are a number of city projects over the past decade improve the livability and attractiveness of this neighborhood.
The City invested $500,000 to repurpose a former car dealership at 3558 Lee Road into an entrepreneurial shared office space/business incubator. The building is one of the most affordable and collaborative workspaces in the country, enabling young companies to grow and mature. The space is designed to optimize business processes – from mobile whiteboards to portable storage. Entrepreneurs have direct access to support services such as legal, patent, creative design, staffing, etc. The site attracts businesses, entrepreneurs and students from across the region who are interested in meeting with a Small Business Development Center representative or would like to attend educational programming.
This $6 million affordable senior housing apartment building with 44 units, opened in 2011.
This nearby $60 million private/public redevelopment project included high-density loft housing; mixed-use development; improvements to the shopping center; construction of a firehouse and a public road; and streetscape, utility and public art improvements.
Addition of streetscape and on-street parking plus a landscaped median.
This project included reconfiguration and narrowing of Chagrin Boulevard to make it more pedestrian-friendly; the addition of angled, on-street parking; and the installation of landscaping and public art.