Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The estimated $2.5 million project to upgrade the traffic signals on Madison Avenue — a project not unlike last summer’s Detroit Avenue project — could begin in 2014.
Green means go and red means stop. City council began an effort to proceed with caution — and some questions — during its preliminary discussion about the proposed traffic signalization project on Madison Avenue. The estimated $2.5 million plan to upgrade the traffic signals on Madison Avenue — a project not unlike last summer’s undertaking on Detroit Avenue — is expected to begin in 2014. Based on a recent traffic study, five of the 20 traffic signals on Madison Avenue are “unwarranted,” meaning that they would be removed unless Lakewood paid 100 percent of the local share to keep them. “People will wonder why their streets will not get one, and their neighbors will,” said Shawn Juris, Ward 3 councilman and the chairman of the public …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The business cluster of several businesses between Elmwood and Arthur avenues — looks to make the neighborhood a destination for shoppers.
Hoping to get some attention to a cluster of businesses on Madison Avenue, a few business owners got together to form Uptown Lakewood. The organization — consisting of several businesses between Elmwood and Arthur avenues — looks to make the neighborhood a destination for shoppers. “Our primary goal is to unify this neighborhood,” said Rachel Anzalone, who owns Holistic Lakewood. “Our long-term vision is to grow more than just a couple of blocks. Robby Zettler, of Metro on Madison, said the up-start organization will host events and promote the neighborhood through clearly defined marketing efforts — modeled after LakewoodAlive’s Downtown Lakewood Business Alliance. Although it’s just a couple of blocks, the organization includes …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Mayor Michael Summers said he’s still holding out hope that the $2.5 million repaving project could still get done in 2013.
Last week, the city’s director of public works said that the city may have to wait until at least 2014 for a Madison Avenue overhaul. Not so fast, said Mayor Michael Summers. He said he’s still holding out hope that the $2.5 million repaving project could still get done in 2013. “I haven’t given up,” Summers said. “It’s my job to work hard to get resources for this city. Madison Avenue needs this attention now.” It’s a matter of funding, city officials have said. Originally, the city had worked out a plan to match 45 percent of the cost with the Ohio Public Works Commission, and the county would pick up the remaining 10 percent. Then, the county announced a “no local funds” repaving program that would save the city lots of cash. Summers …
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Special deals planned today if you're thinking about shopping in Lakewood.