FutureHeights hosts June 2 Cedar Lee Mini-Park visioning workshop

While the Cedar Lee Mini-Park sports some benches and flowers that make it pleasant to pass through, it has the potential to become a unique place that can help draw more visitors to the neighborhood.

FutureHeights invites Heights residents to share their ideas about how to make the Cedar Lee Mini-Park—which many people walk through on their way from the parking lot just east of Lee Road—into a special place. FutureHeights will host a visioning workshop on Saturday, June 2, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at CLE Urban Winery, 2908 and 2180 Lee Road.

Situated near Cleveland Heights’ newly renovated high school, the exceptional restaurants, bars and shops in the Cedar Lee Business District, and the Cedar Lee Theatre, the mini-park gets significant foot traffic. 

The community-development group FutureHeights and other stakeholders believe that the site has the potential to be much more than just a pass through. It could become a place where residents and visitors gather, converse and spend time. Through careful design, it could become as unique a place as the district itself, and positively impact its surrounding businesses and neighborhood.

Through its Cedar Lee Mini-Park Placemaking project, FutureHeights hopes to gather resident input as it works to create a dynamic space to reinforce the Cedar Lee Business District as a hub of social and commercial activity.

In addition to hosting the visioning session, FutureHeights will conduct an online survey to enable additional residents to share their ideas.

RSVP for the June 2 session at https://cedarleeminipark.eventbrite.com. For more information and to access the survey, visit www.futureheights.org or contact FutureHeights at info@futureheights.org or 216-320-1423.

Vote for Cedar Lee in the 2018 America's Main Streets Contest to help FutureHeights win $25,000 for mini-park improvements. Independent We Stand created the contest to help promote the importance and strong economic benefits of main streets and the small businesses that help them thrive. From now through May 27, you can vote for Cedar Lee once every 24 hours per unique IP address to help it become a semi-finalist. Please be aware that you may experience difficulties voting if you are voting on a Wifi network shared by others who are also voting. Vote here.

Sruti Basu

Sruti Basu is the director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.

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