Farmers Market—A Step Closer
Question of the Month
Senior Lawn Cutting Program
Final Hogsback Lane Workshop
Top Dog!
Adopt a Spot
Connecting Cleveland

Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market—a step closer!

An organizational meeting was held on February 6th, with over 30 people in attendance. The resulting committee will work towards bringing the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market to life at the Southeast Quad parking lot (West 168th Street at Albers Avenue) this year, hopefully beginning June 3rd. This will be a “producers market”, offering only produce actually grown by the vendor. Weekly live entertainment and chef and nutritional demonstrations will round out the event, currently slated for Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you are a farmer or urban grower that would like to be a vendor at the market, or a musician/entertainer that would like to perform, please send information to the market organizers at KCfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Look for further details in future e-newsletters!



With this issue of the e-newsletter, we inaugurate a new feature: our five-second Question of the Month. Each month, we'll have a fun (and unscientific) survey about something in the neighborhood. In May, this poll will ask for your votes on which movies you'd like us to show at Asphalt Cinema.

On to this month's question. In honor of our new soon-to-be open grocery store, Rego's Fresh Market, the February question is "When do you go grocery shopping?" Final results will be published in next month's e-newsletter. Click the question button at left to participate.


The City of Cleveland Department of Aging is now taking applications for the 2007 Senior Lawn Cutting Program. Service begins April 16th and continues through October 19th. Everyone in the household must be 60 years of age or older. The only exception to this rule is if a member or members of the household are functionally disabled. In this situation, the functionally disabled member(s) of the household may be under 60 years of age and must provide a medical certificate confirming the functional disability. The house may be a single- or two-family dwelling, but it must be owner-occupied. To apply, call 216-664-3998 or 216-664-4694.


Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, the City of Lakewood, the City of Cleveland, and Cleveland Metroparks present

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Hogsback Lane (off Riverside Drive) takes you directly to the park, but it’s not designed for safe use by walkers and bike riders. This third and final workshop will build on the information gathered about Hogsback Lane at the first two workshops. A final draft plan will be circulated and discussed. Bikers, runners, and walkers are encouraged to attend. Bring your ideas—this meeting is open to everyone. See our website for more information.


Owners Denise and John Donahue will open Top Dog this spring at 16804 Lorain Avenue (formerly Kathleen’s Kitchen). The menu features a variety of hot dogs and toppings. Hamburgers, grilled chicken sandwiches, salads, fries, and milkshakes will also be available. Hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Adopt a Spot program for neighborhood planters on Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue. Are you looking for a fantastic advertising opportunity that reaches over 25,000 people every day? Sponsor a neighborhood planter and your name will be placed on a planter (as pictured) for the entire year!

There are two ways to participate:

If you are a landscaper or nursery: You agree to plant and maintain two planters for the growing season, one of which will have your name on it. KCDC will purchase and install the signage and post the pictures of your work on our website. There is no fee beyond your costs to plant and maintain the planter.

If you are an area business seeking an advertising opportunity: You can adopt a spot for one year for a fee of $300. KCDC will purchase and install the signage, and one of the neighborhood landscapers will plant and maintain it for you. You have no further responsibility, and you will enjoy the benefits of the 25,000 vehicles that pass the sign every day.

To participate in the program, contact Steve Lorenz at 216-252-6559 ext. 11, or email him at steve.lorenz@kammscorners.com.


Connecting Cleveland Neighborhood Planning Community Meetings

What is the future of your neighborhood? What is being planned? What can you do to help your neighborhood change for the better? Take this opportunity to let City officials know what you think!

Saturday, March 3 at 10:00 a.m.
Gunning Recreation Center
4391 West 168th Street (enter from Puritas)

If you can't make this meeting, there is an alternative meeting a little farther away:

Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Sts. Philip and James Church
3727 Bosworth Road (enter from Oliver)

City planners will address the West Park area's challenges and opportunities along with the City's goals and policies regarding:

  • Housing
  • Retail
  • Economic Development (jobs)
  • Recreation
  • Education & services
  • Transportation & transit
  • Arts & culture
  • Safety
  • Sustainability

There will be a question and answer period at the end of the presentation, along with many informative maps and displays. KCDC and other West Park development corporation representatives will be on hand to discuss our initiatives and projects.

The Connecting Cleveland Neighborhood Planning Community Meetings are sponsored by the Cleveland City Planning Commission. For more information contact Fred Collier or Robert Brown at 664-2210.

Thanks for your interest in the Kamm's Corners Development Corporation and the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as a whole. Our service area includes all of Ward 21.

Our mission is “to promote, develop, and guide the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as the best place to live, work, shop, worship, and play.” We invite you to become a Friend of Kamm’s Corners (click here).