Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The master plan for the city was penned in 1993, and officials want to take a look at updating it.
In 1993, city officials came up with a comprehensive, 180-page document outlining short and long-term goals for Lakewood, called the “Lakewood Community Vision.” But Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, said it’s time to take another look at the plan. “Since that was 20 years ago, council and the administration are evaluating the ideas and progress, with an eye towards updating that vision later this year,” he said. The reevaluation is necessary because a lot has changed since Bill Clinton’s first year in the Oval Office. “There are ideas in the Community Vision that will always be germane to Lakewood and will serve as a benchmark,” Siley said. “But some ideas may have been timely in 1993 and now no longer apply.” …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
During tonight's special Architecture Board of Review work session, the fast food reps will unveil initial concept designs and building plans for a McDonald's that could soon replace the Detroit Theatre and its adjoining storefronts.
At 6:30 tonight in the City Hall auditorium, the Architectural Board of Review will hold a special work session to hear a presentation from McDonald’s representatives who want to build a new burger joint on the existing Detroit Theatre location. The initial building concept and design plans won’t be unveiled until the meeting, but it is known that – if McDonald’s purchases the $700,000 property – then it would demolish the now defunct theatre and its adjoining storefronts. No action will be taken at the work session, but the review board will offer feedback and work to influence how the structure would be built, assistant director of planning and development Dru Siley said. The meeting is open to the public and will conclude at 9 p.m.
Lakewood Public Library workshops and classes, the return of the Starry NIght street party, sunny skies and more!
1) For those searching for employment or their next position, the Lakewood Public Library is hosting a job hunting workshop today at 10 a.m. The workshop will teach community members how to utilize the library’s array of resources, and will help folks navigate through job listings, create internet-friendly resumes and offer tips on how to communicate effectively with employers. There’s no cost to attend, but registration is required. For more information, call 216-226-8275. 2) Stephen Stika of Dimit architects is going in front of the Lakewood Architectural Board of Review to seek approval for a new townhouse development that would be constructed on Sloane Avenue. The ABR meeting is open to the public and will take place at 5:30 p.m. today…
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Thirteen have applied for the Ward 1 post, vacated by Kevin Butler.
The applications for the vacant Ward 1 city council are all in, and current members of council will begin the interviews today. Thirteen Lakewood residents applied for the post, following the recent appointment of current Ward 1 councilman and council president Kevin Butler to the city’s law director. The candidates are: David W. Anderson, of 17606 Narragansett Ave; Patrick Ballasch, of 2216 Woodward Ave.; Cynthia Bender, of 1460 Lauderdale Ave; Timothy Carroll, of 1100 Maple Cliff Dr.; David G. Clifford, of 17502 Riverway Dr.; Robert Dumbrys, of 1444 Woodward Ave.; James Gepperth, of 17809 Northwood Ave.; J. Patrick Lang, of 1577 Riverside Dr.; Luke J. Madden of 1635 Woodward Ave.; Pat Metzger, of 18110 Clifton Road; Brian Mooney, of 2149…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
City law director, economic development director are among jobs that could be vacated.
Ed FitzGerald will leave his post as the mayor of Lakewood to become Cuyahoga County's first county executive — and a few high-profile city employees could be going with him. Three city employees — including Economic Development Director Nathan Kelly and Law Director Nora Hurley — are seeking posts with the new county government that FitzGerald will lead after the first of the year, the mayor said. FitzGerald said his administrative assistant Luann Baker may seek employment with the new county government, but Baker said Tuesday she is not interested in leaving the city right away. FitzGerald said he can't be completely sure who will apply for positions -- or which positions. But he stressed that whoever is considered would go through the …