The project neighborhood is the residential portion of the Moreland district which consists of portions of Census Tract 1836.03 and encompasses 594 parcels on the following streets:
The Moreland district abuts commercial and municipal uses to the north along Chagrin Boulevard and to the east along Lee Road. There are a number of amenities and community facilities within walking distance, including shops, neighborhood retail and restaurants at Shaker Town Center; the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, which is the main gathering place for community activities; the Shaker Heights Main Library, and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority’s Blue Line rapid train stop at Lee Road and Van Aken Boulevard. The neighborhood includes four parks: Chelton Park, Menlo Tot Lot and Hildana Park, and the Around the World Playground as well as public soccer fields on Chagrin Boulevard.
Historically, the neighborhood has been a mix of modest single-family and two-family houses. Currently, there are a total of 507 residential structures: 368 single-family houses, 137 two-family houses and 2 three-family structures, which together comprise 85% of the 594 lots. The dominant architectural styles include Vernacular Doubles, Prairies and Bungalows. Front porches are common to the neighborhood. There is a homeownership rate of 49%. The area has 1,760 residents and a median income of $30,865. 95.45% of the population is African American. The median age is 36, slightly younger than the rest of Shaker Heights, and the average household size is 2.57.
The lots in this neighborhood are typically 45’ x 160’. Teams can submit proposals on any or all of three categories:
Single Lot: 3539 Chelton Road
Double Lot: 3531 Chelton Road
PPN 735-25-050 & 735-25-051
Triple Lot: 3561 Chelton Road; 3567 Chelton Road; 3571 Chelton Road
PPN 735-25-043, 735-25-042 & 735-25-041