Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Lakewood Planning Commission rejected an application asking for the Heideloff (or Sly) mansion to be added to the city's historical registry in February.
At its meeting Thursday, the Lakewood Planning Commission may hear an appeal over whether the Heideloff mansion should become a historic landmark. In a split decision last month, the Commission rejected an application submitted, in part, by Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board member and neighbor Jeff Weber who urged the home be given the historic designation. The commission can either reject the request for an appeal raised by Weber and various surrounding neighbors of the home — located 13474 Edgewater Drive —or it may opt to rehear the proposal, the Sun News reports. If the existing ruling stands, the 100-year-old home will most likely be demolished to make way for a $2 million lakefront mansion. If it is added to the historical registry, …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Nearly 100 attend public meeting to discuss historic structures in Lakewood.
Pick 10 buildings in Lakewood that you would preserve as a historic landmark. That was challenge given to a crowd of nearly 100 people at the Lakewood Public Library on Wednesday night. They all showed up for a workshop to talk about historic preservation. Dru Siley, the city’s director of planning and development, who hosted the meeting, first asked residents to consider what makes a building historic. “We’re beginning a conversation about the entire community — what’s important to us culturally, architecturally and historically,” he said. “This is the start of the conversation. These are complicated issues. It is a complicated conversation.” The crowd was split up into several smaller subgroups, and asked as a group to decide the top 10…
Friday, July 29, 2011
Given the public uproar over the proposed demolition of the now defunct Detroit Theatre, city officials want to hear from the community to decide which buildings should be preserved in Lakewood — and why.
In the wake of the Detroit Theatre outcry, Lakewood officials are organizing a community work session to begin developing a collective vision as it pertains to the preservation of buildings in the city. The meeting – to be hosted by Mayor Mike Summers and Lakewood Planning Commission director Dru Siley – will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 in the Lakewood Public Library, and more than 100 hundred people are expected to attend. At the meeting, the public will break up into several small groups to fill out surveys and look at photos of 47 structures in Lakewood that hold either historic or nostalgic relevance, he said. Out of those 47, each group will have to pick 10 that they would save and offer rationales as to why they’d save them. …
Friday, July 22, 2011
Marcia Moll, Rick Sicha and Heather Rudge will be this year’s recipients of the LakewoodAlive award.
Three members of Lakewood’s Heritage Advisory Board are getting some recognition for decades of service to the city. Marcia Moll, Rick Sicha and Heather Rudge will be this year’s recipients of LakewoodAlive’s Laskey Service Award, to be presented to them at a special ceremony at the Lakewood Public Library at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The trio is being recognized for years of volunteer service for a number of Lakewood institutions and organizations — including LakewoodAlive’s Main Street downtown revitalization program. According to a press release, the LakewoodAlive Laskey Service Award was first created in 2009 to honor Tim Laskey, a founding member of LakewoodAlive and Lakewood Community Progress Inc., to reflect his volunteer dedication to …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Lakewood Historic Preservation awards were given out for several different categories.
On Monday, at the Lakewood City Council meeting, 12 properties in the city were honored by the Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board. The Lakewood Historic Preservation awards were given out for several different categories.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
City resolution passed asking Ohio General Assembly to support the issue.
Lakewood is a city with many century homes and historic buildings that are some of the community’s most distinguishing characteristics. These characteristics helped Lakewood earn recognition as one of the “Best Places in the Midwest to Buy an Old Home” from This Old House Magazine. The Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board has been recognizing preservation projects in the city for a decade. Now, city council is encouraging the promotion of historic preservation through proposed legislation that would allow the creation of historic districts. Council is now urging the Ohio General Assembly to renew the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit (OHPTC). A measure supporting the credit was approved on a first reading at a recent council meeting. …