CH City Council announces members of Master Plan Steering Committee

At its July 6 meeting, Cleveland Heights City Council announced the names of residents appointed to serve on an 11-member committee to oversee the development of a master plan for the city.

The members are Michael Ungar, chair of the city’s Planning Commission; Howard Maier, co-chair of the city’s Transportation Advisory Committee; Jeanne Diamond, a member of the city’s Commission on Aging; Ken Dowell, a member of the city’s Recreation Advisory Board; Allison McCallum, a member of the city’s Citizens Advisory Committee; Bill Mitchell, owner of Mitchell’s Fine Chocolates in the Cedar Lee Business District, representing city merchants; Saroya Queen-Tabor, a CH-UH City School District parent and chair of the district’s Strategic Planning Committee, representing education stakeholders; Julia Kious Zabell, a member of the FutureHeights Board of Directors; and residents Kristin Hopkins, Yovan "Lou" Radivoyevitch and Chuck Miller. Hopkins is a principal planner with CT Consultants and lives on Bellfield Avenue. Radivoyevitch is vice president of sales for RAD Graphics Inc., a tactical marketing firm, and lives on Dartmoor Road. Chuck Miller is a principal with Doty & Miller Architects and lives on Mayfield Road.

A first-meeting date for the committee is not yet set. Committee members will serve for the duration of the process of drafting the master plan, which is expected to take 8–12 months. All of the members will serve as volunteers: they will receive no financial compensation.

Cleveland Heights is one of four cities the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission chose to work with this year to develop a city master plan. According to the commission, the goals of the county program are “to bring older plans up to date, encourage regional collaboration and focus on action plans that have a strong potential for implementation.” University Heights, Parma Heights and Olmsted Falls were also chosen. County planners will lead the preparation of the master plans working with the staff and leadership in each city.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

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

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 11:38 AM, 07.14.2015