Streetscape Back on Track
Annual Town Meeting Scheduled
Housing Court Clinic
Final Hogsback Lane Workshop—Tonight!
Connecting Cleveland—Tonight and Saturday
West Park Historical Society
Rego's Fresh Markets Now Open
Question of the Month

Streetscape Back on Track

The State of the City address, delivered at lunchtime today by Mayor Frank Jackson to a packed house downtown, contained great news for Kamm’s Corners business owners and residents. Among a substantial city-wide list of projects in the pipeline was the long awaited and greatly anticipated Lorain Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project. It appears to be fully funded and headed for groundbreaking this year!

Details of the plan as they were envisioned by a steering committee convened by KCDC in 2004 are available on our website. The finer details of the plan have yet to be determined, but “undergrounding” of power lines, installation of historic lighting, new traffic signal mast arms, replacement of paving, planters, and sidewalks—are all elements of the plan.

A crucial piece of the plan is a new underground 36KV power supply for Fairview Hospital. Due to recent expansions, the neighborhood anchor has been towards the top end of the available supply. The new line will handle their power needs well into the future, enabling them to continue to provide the world-class healthcare we have enjoyed for many years.

We applaud the mayor and his team for finding a way to get this important project done. He acknowledged the importance and contribution of Cleveland neighborhoods to the overall health of the city. Also deserving of your thanks is Councilman Michael Dolan, who has worked tirelessly over several years to cobble together funding to move the project ahead. Other project partners and contributors include First Energy and Fairview Hospital.

As details of the particulars including the scheduling of the project become available, we will be sure to keep you informed. Please join me in applauding our leaders for committing to keep a great neighborhood great!


Save the Date! KCDC’s Annual Town Meeting will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30th at the auditorium of St. Joseph Academy, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Our keynote speaker will be Mayor Frank Jackson. Other speakers will include Councilman Michael A. Dolan and KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz. Free and open to the public.


Cleveland Housing Court, in partnership with the City of Cleveland and KCDC, will host a Housing Clinic on Thursday, March 15th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. If you are dealing with landlord/tenant issues, code violations on your property, or a nuisance property next door, this event is for you. Drop in and speak with people who can help.


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.


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:

Tonight—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.

West Park Historical Society

Kamm's Corners Development Corporation is the West Park Historical Society's fiscal agent. Linked below are the society's most recent newsletter and membership form.


Rego’s Fresh Markets at Kamm’s Plaza is open now and offers in-store meat cutting, a full salad bar, prepared foods such as sushi, and an in-house “from scratch” bakery run by Corbo’s, the famed Little Italy-based bakery. This weekend, a chef from Gia Russa will demonstrate fine Italian cooking. On Wednesday, March 14th come to the store’s grand opening celebration. Details will appear in your local newspaper.


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