Cleveland Heights announces Turkey Ridge development project will not proceed

[Editor's note: On Oct. 28, the City of Cleveland Heights announced in the following news release that the development project at Turkey Ridge will not go forward.]

The City of Cleveland Heights announced today that the Visconsi Companies Ltd. project, Ridgeview Homes, intended for Edgehill Road between 2351 and 2375, will not be developed. The project had called for a 10-unit residential development and had received the necessary approvals from the City's Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals.

As the project moved through the final phases of design, it was determined that site development costs would significantly exceed original estimates. Combined with the updated cost to build the quality of homes Visconsi Companies sought to provide, the project as proposed became unfeasible. 

"We found the City of Cleveland Heights City Council, staff, and Boards and Commissions to be exceptionally professional and supportive of our efforts," said Dominic Visconsi, Jr. "It was a true collaboration and we would welcome working with them again in the future."

The site, historically referred to as Turkey Ridge, is identified as a potential development site in the City's Strategic Development Plan. 

"It is disappointing that this development could not go forward," said Mayor Dennis Wilcox. "Our City Manager and Planning staff worked diligently with the Visconsi developers, but it just did not come together."

With its proximity to University Circle and commanding views, the City remains open to residential development on the Turkey Ridge site.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 12:02 PM, 10.29.2014