FutureHeights land use and development forum draws capacity crowd

A standing room-only crowd of more than 150 people attended the FutureHeights forum on land use and development on Thursday, April 17 at Forest Hill Church in Cleveland Heights. While Cleveland Heights residents made up the majority of attendees, several South Euclid and University Heights residents also attended.

Mark Chupp, a professor at Case Western Reserve University's Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and a FutureHeights board member moderated the forum. Panelists were Terry Schwarz, director of Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative; Hunter Morrison, director of the Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium; and Ed Jerse, director of regional collaboration for Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald.

Attendees wrote comments about what they found new or surprising about what the panelists discussed and identified questions on index cards. View their questions and comments on the Heights Observer's forum and have your say:

Questions about Planning Issues

Questions about Citizen Involvement

Questions about Regionalism

Questions about How to Attract New Residents

Questions about Retail and Development

Questions about Environmental Impact

Other Questions and Comments

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 2:23 PM, 04.08.2011