Business owners throughout the Chagrin Valley, Solon and Geauga County are scrambling to retain customers during the COVID-19 health crisis ongoing in Ohio and across the globe.
The Solon city administration is pondering the pursuit of grants for remediation of the former Liberty Ford site on Aurora Road to increase development possibilities after the pending sale of that land fell through earlier this month.
Construction is underway for the $40 million Swagelok global headquarters in Solon, with the company on track to move into the new space by the spring of 2021.
With the holiday shopping season getting an early start, owners of small businesses are working to show shoppers why buying local has a positive impact on both their communities and neighborhood stores.
RUSSELL — Two sites at the intersection of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads soon will look different. They include the Circle K and the Shell gas station properties.
BAINBRIDGE — An Ace Hardware is expected to open early next year in the shopping center at the corner of Chillicothe Road (Route 306) and Washington Street in the space once occupied by Drug Mart.
Solon is seeing a new vibrancy with the opening last week of two nationwide chain stores in the long-time vacant area of SOM Center Road plaza, Edward H. Kraus said last week.
A staple in Solon for 20 years and the only locally-owned health food store in the city featuring organic products, Mustard Seed will close its Solon location by month’s end.
City planners last week set for a public hearing a new multi-family special needs zoning classification targeted to be before the electorate on the March primary ballot in 2020.
Buildings are rising as part of the construction of the $32 million Vitalia Senior Residences, with plans calling for the complex to be operational by spring of 2020.
Chardon city planners kept their promise Monday to promote economic development and second-floor apartments on Chardon Square as they approved the demolition of a house just off the square to make way for a future restaurant.
A Tim Hortons coffee shop, unique to Ohio and the nation, may land in the city of Chardon if a traffic study provides the answers city officials are looking for.
The new Chick-fil-A building in Solon is moving along quickly, set for a September opening, and is among the many projects underway in the city, Planning Director Robert S. Frankland said Tuesday.
RUSSELL — The start of demolition and construction at the Circle K store is expected to be underway in the fall, but the township zoning office still is awaiting the final application from the store. Some changes to the plan include relocating a fuel tank as well as a trash container.
No occupation is more weather dependent than farming, and this year’s seemingly non-stop rain is taking its toll on farmers throughout Geauga County.
After several fits and starts along the way, medical marijuana became available to patients with doctor recommendations at dispensaries throughout Ohio beginning in January. Six months later, the program is running fairly smoothly but there is still room for improvement, industry officials said.
The Solon Planning Commission Tuesday reviewed a site plan which included requests for setback variance for Swagelok’s $30 million to $50 million global headquarters planned to break ground this year.
The Solon city administration is pursuing the rezoning of about 11 acres on Aurora Road without the support of the primary property owner Liberty Ford.
Solon city officials last week lauded a proposal to rezone land once eyed for luxury apartments on Solon Road that could pave the way for industrial growth.
With the ongoing goal of ensuring members find value in the Solon Chamber of Commerce, changes and exciting programs are on tap heading into summer, Thomas Bennett, President and CEO, said last week.
SOUTH RUSSELL — There is a place in town to get produce fresh from the fields of local farmers and the market is close and convenient. It is the Geauga Farmers Market held at the South Russell Village Hall parking lot area at Bell and Chillicothe (Route 306) roads.
City planners last week approved plans for a new apartment building and variances needed for the Carrington Court Apartments senior complex on Aurora Road.
Liberty Ford officials said last week that they will not support a rezoning proposal for their site on Aurora Road in Solon, despite city planners setting the matter for a May 28 public hearing.
MORELAND HILLS — Nearly 40 Progressive Corp. employees arrived at Hiram House Camp last week to give back to the community by helping the camp prepare for the summer season. Hiram House, which hosts hundreds of kids every summer for camp, put the employees to work around the campsite on Hira…
A development of 321 houses, commercial space and offices is being proposed for the former Sea World of Ohio parking lot in the city of Aurora.
As part of Swagelok bringing its $30 million to $50 million global headquarters to Solon, the city of Solon has committed to performing infrastructure improvements primarily related to traffic and to do a traffic study in the area. The plan was discussed last week.
Solon city planners last week approved variances tied to a request from Davis Development Group Inc. for changes planned at the University Hospitals of Cleveland building on Solon Road.
The residential component of a new mixed-use zoning plan proposed for the former Liberty Ford site on Aurora Road is not one that will result in a successful development, Michael Herrick of Liberty Ford said last week.
Besides the $6 million intersection improvement at SOM Center and Aurora roads, the city of Solon is set to tackle one of the larger construction projects of the year on Arbordale Avenue.
Solon city planners on Tuesday set for public hearing a proposal by owners of the Carrington Court Apartments to construct a new apartment building on the Aurora Road complex. The hearing and discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 14.
Burton Village and township officials were given a tight schedule Monday on a proposed independent senior living development planned for 26 acres, just west of the village.
While it may seem quiet to motorists passing by the SOM Center Plaza, where a Sears once was located, inside the building the $3 million redevelopment project is well under way.
A request to create a new outdoor garden center in the city of Chardon transformed Monday into a plea from brick and mortar stores to remember the challenges they face in an online world.
CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council adopted legislation Monday during its regular meeting that will allow the police department to issue permits for village leased parking spaces.
GATES MILLS — Nearly 60 residents filled council chambers and overflowed into the lobby at Gates Mills Village Hall last week to hear from Mayor Karen Schneider on a proposed cluster home development that would need a significant change in the zoning code’s residential land requirement.
Steve Bittence of Axiom Development Group said that he expects to break ground on Moreland Commons at the end of April or early May. Moreland Commons is a new $10 million development with 41 single-family homes and six townhouses on Chagrin Boulevard in Moreland Hills. According to Mr. Bitte…
SOUTH RUSSELL — Council approved a change in zoning on Monday that will allow village businesses to display flags indicating they are open to customers.
The design of a new Wendy’s received praise from planners last week as well as their approval for the site plan proposed for the current Pizza Hut site on Aurora Road.