Shaker Square Area Development Corporation
Board of Trustees

President: William Beard Ludlow Resident

First Vice President: Mary Ann Kovach - Ludlow Resident

Second Vice President: Johnnie Spates-Greene Larchmere Resident

Secretary:   George W. Palda, CHALK

Treasurer: Maryann Tegowski - Larchmere Resident and Small Business Owner


Lynne Alfred - Larchmere Merchant
Michael Azre - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Billie Brown - Larchmere Resident
Donna Cornett Larchmere Resident
Corrine P Croom - Ludlow Resident
Lisa Ealy Larchmere Resident
Peter Linberger - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Ed Orberndorf - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Jose Andres Portillo, M.D. - Shaker Square Apartment District
Joyce Pratt - Larchmere Resident
Janine Rybka - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Emma Visnic - Shaker Square Merchant
Robert Yanega - Larchmere Resident

Please check back for continuing updates.

Waste Collection Infractions

The Department of Public Works grace period for waste setout infractions will end Monday, February 1, 2016.  Residents in violation of the waste setout rules will no longer receive warning tickets.  Tickets issued will be live and fines will be assigned. 

Please see this flyer below for the waste set out guidelines and collection schedule for 2016.


Lamp Post Repairs

Residents if you have a lamp post in your front yard that needs to be repaired or just a maintenance check, please contact John Keaton (Installer) at 216-459-1970.

$15,0000 in Down Payment Assistance!

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland Partners with NeighborWorks ® America and Wells Fargo for a second round of Cleveland CityLIFT

77 Cleveland homeowners to receive significant down payment assistance in additional $1.2 million funding

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHS) joins NeighborWorks® America and Wells Fargo Bank announcing a continued opportunity in affordable housing beginning Monday, October 19. Following the incredible success of the initial program that benefited 271 homeowners, the Cleveland CityLIFT program returns – targeted at providing 77 additional families with $15,000 each in down payment assistance to those qualified and purchasing homes in the City of Cleveland.

CityLIFT is a nationwide down payment assistance program funded by Wells Fargo in July 2012, as a result of its settlement with the Department of Justice, and working in partnership with NeighborWorks® America and their local charter members, such as Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland.  Over the last two years, NHS has provided 271 families with $3.7 million in down payment assistance leveraging more than $16 million in first mortgage loans and investment in the City of Cleveland. All Cleveland CityLIFT participants are provided with the education and knowledge needed to be successful homeowners.

“Cleveland CityLIFT has had an incredible impact on assisting in the purchase and investment of homes in the City of Cleveland” stated Lou Tisler, Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland. “This program supports our mission of achieving the dream of homeownership for families. What’s innovative about this opportunity is combining quality homebuyer education, scarce financial resources, and a secure mortgage to stabilize neighborhoods throughout the City of Cleveland. We welcome the additional resources to make the dream a reality.”

In order to be eligible for Cleveland CityLIFT down payment assistance, the homebuyer’s household income cannot to exceed 120 percent of the area median income for Cleveland (example: family of 4 not to exceed $79,300), complete at least 8 hour homebuyer education courses, and obtain a first mortgage loan from a participating Cleveland CityLIFT lender. To confirm eligibility or register, interested homebuyers should call (216) 458-4663 or visit

“Home is the bedrock for success, home matters in the City of Cleveland, Cleveland CityLIFT will help residents achieve their dream,” said Tisler.

For more information and questions contact:
Executive Director Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
216.458.4663 x 2312
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Available Office Space

Office space available, 11811 Shaker Boulevard. ADA accessible, in suite restrooms, secure underground parking for tenants, free garage and deck parking for clients,
janitorial services. Minutes away from the Historic district of Shaker Square, and the Larchmere Shops and Antique Mall.  Close walk to the RTA Rapid and bus stops.

Make an appointment with Greg to see available suites 216-421-2100 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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Connection Archives

Download older versions of The Connection:

  • Winter 2014 Issue (PDF)
  • Fall 2014 Issue (PDF)
  • Summer 2014 Issue (PDF)
  • Spring 2014 Issue (PDF)
  • Winter 2013 Issue (PDF)
  • Fall 2013 Issue (PDF)
  • Summer 2013 Issue (PDF)
  • Spring 2013 Issue (PDF)
  • Winter 2012-13 Issue (PDF)
  • Winter 2011-12 Issue (PDF)
  • Summer 2011 Issue (PDF)
  • Spring 2011 Issue (PDF)
  • Winter 2010-11 Issue (PDF)
  • Fall 2010 Issue (PDF)

  • Rental Opportunities

    Renters! Are you looking to for your next great space?  SHAD is gathering the information you need and will post it all in one place for your convenience.  Check back to see the appropriate attached files for modest lists of housing available in and around the SHAD service area. In the meantime continue to use the listings below for your housing search:

    Apartment_Hunters_Guide_2015.pdf (THE SPRING 2016 APARTMENT HUNTERS GUIDE COMING SOON!)




    or contact SHAD to receive a listing by U.S. Mail.  Call (216) 421-2100 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have additional questions.

    Homeowners do you have a house for rent or an available room for a college student and are looking for additional advertising opportunities?  If yes please contact the SHAD office 216-421-2100 to discuss how we can help.

    Thank you for your participation.

    Relocate with the Rental Connection

    Do you think Shaker Square, Larchmere or Ludlow would make an exciting place to live? You’re right! Do you want to be closer to the Rapid Transit? Closer to all of the great shops, restaurants, movies and exciting events that take place on the Square and Larchmere Blvd?

    The Rental Connection, a free rental information and referral service of Shaker Square Area Development Corp. (SHAD). The service provides a listing of vacancies in the Shaker Square apartment district, as well as the Larchmere and Ludlow neighborhoods. These range from efficiencies to three-bedrooms to half of a double house.  The listing is constantly updated with the prices as well as amenities.

    Shaker Square Farmers Market

    Shaker Square Farmers Market:  Reopening outdoors on Saturdary April 9th at 8:00 am to 12 noon.

    Boulevard Neighborhood

    The Boulevard Neighborhood, in the northwest corner of Shaker Heights is adjacent to Boulevard Elementary School. Filled with gracious homes and tree-lined streets, the area is just minutes away from Shaker Square and University Circle in Cleveland. The neighborhood association, the Boulevard Community Association fosters communication among residents, the City of Shaker Heights and other organizations. To receive emails from the BCA, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Apartment and Condo Corridors

    There are more than 4000 apartment and condominium units located in the Shaker Square area. Many of the apartment and condo buildings offer distinctive architectural details as well as hardwood floors and lead glass windows. The variety of housing options available throughout the Apartment and Condo Corridors meet a range of needs from the young person looking for their first apartment to empty nesters interested in downsizing to a condo.

    OWNERS & MANAGERS contact the SHAD office to discuss ways we can assit you with your advertising.


    Larchmere Neighborhood

    This unique neighborhood located one block north and west of Shaker Square includes the Larchmere business district with its restaurants and eclectic mix of shops and services.  Larchmere offers a variety of housing options and schools as well as the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and Fairhill Partners - resources for senior services. Housing stock is a mixture of single-family, “Cleveland Doubles” with their distinctive two-story front porches, apartments and condominiums. The Larchmere Community Association (LCA) is an active community association that meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Fairhill Partners, 12200 Fairhill Road, and distributes a monthly newsletter Larchmere Life. Larchmere hosts many events including the Larchmere Festival, Porchfest, Garden Walk Cleveland, First Fridays, Annual Plant Sale and the Thanksgiving Holiday Stroll.  There is something for everyone in the Larchmere neighborhood!

    Site Map

    Shaker Square

    Shaker Square Cinemas
    Shopping is within walking distance from the apartments that ring Shaker Square. Shaker Square opened in 1929 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The renovated Shaker Square boasts a multi-plex cinema, full-service grocery and drug stores, a variety of restaurants and service and specialty shops.

    Access to downtown Cleveland and Tower City is only 15 minutes via Rapid Transit. Shaker Square is only ten minutes by car or bus to world-renowned University Circle. University Circle is home both to University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic, as well as Case Western Reserve University, the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music.

    Related Links:
    Shaker Square Website
    Shaker Square Community Site

    Fire Food & Drink
    Metropolitan Galleries
    Deweys Coffee House
    Corcoran Fine Arts

    The SHAD Connection


    Get Ready to plan your summer; check out the ‘Community Calender’ in the Summer 2015 issue - due out by Memorial Day!
    The SHAD Connection wants to promote your business!
      Friend us on Facebook and we will like your events.
    The new media kits are now available! SHAD_15-16-Media_kit3f.pdf

    SHAD publishes a neighborhood newspaper on a quarterly basis throughout the year. With a circulation of nearly 30,000 per year, The SHAD Connection updates the community on SHAD’s latest activities and assistance programs, and helps promote the desirability of living, working, and shopping in the Shaker Square area.

    Download The SHAD Connection:

  • Winter 2015 Issue (PDF)
  • Fall 2015 Issue (PDF)
  • Summer 2015 Issue (PDF)
  • Spring 2015 Issue (PDF)
  • Archives
  • Submissions
    Production Guidelines
    Please provide high-quality digital artwork. If you do not have a designer to create your ad, The SHAD Connection will design and produce an ad for you for fees of $30/$60/$90, depending on the size and complexity of the ad. Larger ads will be quoted separately. You should provide any original photos or logos to recreate an existing ad or to rebuild a business card to our ad sizes. Please do not submit scanned, previously printed materials. Any problem which requires a change to be press-ready will be fixed and billed according to the time it takes to repair or recreate them with $15 as the minimum charge.

    File types
    • We accept high-quality PDFs or high-res jpg or tif files.
    • We do not accept .doc/docx, .ppt or .xlcx documents (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.)

    Use of black and white or color and photo images
    • Black and white ads must be 100% black, not RGB.
    • Color ads must be cmyk; convert any RGB or spot PMS colors to cmyk.
    • Screens/tints must be between 10 and 40 percent. Color builds should not exceed 240 percent.
    • Type smaller than 12 pt must be solid black, cyan or magenta. Do not use type smaller than 9 point. Embed fonts.
    • Photos must be a minimum of 200 dpi at 100 percent.

    File Name
    • Please name the file with company name or initials, followed by the issue it is to appear. If the same ad is to run all year, use 2014-15. For example: YoursTruly_Fall14 or YT_2014-15.

    Send your ad submissions to:  Kristen Romito or SHAD


    To pay your invoice online, click on the “Donate” button below. You do not have to have a PayPal account, just click the “continue” button, which will take you to the next page to enter your mailing address.  Once your payment is verified, an email will be sent to SHAD as notification and your payment will be processed through our accounting system.


    imageJust one block north of Shaker Square is Larchmere Boulevard, known as Cleveland’s ‘Art & Antiques District.’ It is home to a remarkable assortment of art and antique shops. These are complemented by an outstanding variety of restaurants, crafts, books, clothing, and service businesses which attract both local and regional shoppers.

    Related Links:
    Larchmere Merchants Association

    Flying Cranes
    Loganberry Books
    Larchmere Flea Market

    Drexmore / Chadbourne Neighborhood

    Surrounding Plymouth Church, this neighborhood is comprised of the Cleveland portion of these two streets. They are in the Shaker School system. Drexmore/Chadbourne is part of the broader Boulevard Community Association which has an e-newsletter which is sent out as news warrants.

    Join their email list through this contact: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Put BCA in the subject line.

    CHALK Neighborhood

    Named for the streets—Cormere, Haddam, Ardoon, Larchmere, Kemper—CHALK is a community of comfortable colonial homes just north of Shaker Square. They are in the Shaker School system. The community celebrates Memorial Day each year with an organized potluck picnic. In 2008, they added an Easter egg hunt for the youngsters.

    CHALK has a group email list. To be included, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with CHALK in the subject line.

    Ludlow Neighborhood

    The Ludlow Community Association is an historic community that encompasses both Cleveland and Shaker Heights, defined by the houses in the Shaker School District. Ludlow is roughly bounded by So. Moreland, Van Aken, Onaway, Livingston. The LCA meetings are held at the Positive Education Program (PEP) School, formerly Ludlow Elementary School on Southington Road, the original focal point of the community, on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

    Check their website,, for meeting updates or location changes.

    Ludlow has an email announcement list. Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be included.

    Greater Circle Living

    imageGreater Circle Living offers down payment assistance to employees of University Hospital, Cleveland, Clinic, and Case Western Reserve who purchase property in several neighborhoods in Cleveland. The Shaker Square and Larchmere neighborhoods of SHAD’s service area are eligible neighborhoods for the program.

    Click here for complete program rules, participating employers, and eligibility requirements.

    Privacy Policy

    Shaker Square Area Development Corporation (SHAD) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

    SHAD may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

    What we collect

    We may collect the following information:

  • name and/or company name
  • contact information including, address, phone number and email address
  • What we do with the information we gather

    We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:


  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our programs and services.
  • We may periodically send emails about our new programs
  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.


    We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

    Links to other websites

    Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


    Legacy Programs

    Rental Connection Information Service
    SHAD provides a one-stop, apartment listings service for prospective tenants interested in renting a unit in the Shaker Square area. Nearly 400 clients used this information and referral service during the past year. SHAD also publishes an annual Apartment Hunters’ Guide to Shaker Square that is distributed to area colleges and employment centers.

    The SHAD Connection
    SHAD publishes this award-winning, neighborhood newspaper on a quarterly basis. With circulation of 7,500, The Connection updates the community on SHAD’s latest activities and assistance programs, and helps promote the desirability of living, working, and shopping in the Shaker Square area.

    Larchmere Merchants Association
    SHAD serves as the administrative agency for the Larchmere Merchants Association. This Association coordinates the marketing and promotion of the Larchmere Blvd. commercial district, sponsors special events, and responds to issues that affect the vitality of the street.

    Landmark District Design Review
    SHAD administers the local Design Review Committees for both the Shaker Square Historic District and the Larchmere Blvd. Business Revitalization District.  Fifteen proposals for exterior alterations were reviewed for design compatibility during the past year. 

    Downloadable Form:  Hotspot Identification Form (PDF)

    Strategic Code Enforcement
    SHAD works closely with City inspectors to promote responsible building maintenance, and monitors court proceedings concerning problem properties within our service area. SHAD also conducts a minimal standards inspection of apartment buildings whose owners desire to use our Rental Connection referral service.

    Downloadable Form:  Eyesore Identification Form (PDF)

    Continuing Initiatives

    Area Merchants join the SHAD Neighborhood Merchants Discount Program!

    There is no cost to join, simply download or print this SHAD_Merchant_Discount_Form.doc.  Email the completed form to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or mail to 11811 Shaker Blvd, Ste 106, Cleveland, OH 44120.

    SHAD will publicize your participation in each issue of the SHAD Connection and on our website, as well as send a complete list to each member upon joining or renewing their membership.


    Larchmere Blvd Retail District Streetscape and Landscaping IS FINISHED
    The (NOACA) federal transportation enhancement grant of $587,000 for streetscape and landscaping improvements in the Larchmere Blvd Retail District is done; there is a warranty period and a punch list review that remains, yet the major work is done.  Come take a stroll or ride down Larchmere Boulevard.  Rest on the new benches or park your bike at the new bike racks.  Discover the new businesses or revisit the old favorites.


    Cleveland Housing Network
    SHAD partners with this citywide organization for the provision of renovated and newly constructed, affordable housing.     

    Uptown Traffic Plan
    SHAD is the administrative agency for the Uptown Traffic Committee, a coalition of major stakeholders advocating for a set of 5, City-approved, roadway modifications for improving traffic flow and safety in the Fairhill–Shaker Blvd.- Buckeye Rd. corridor. 


    Shaker-West Professional Building (11811 Shaker Blvd.)
    SHAD completed the $1.7 million renovation of this 50,000 square foot office building in order to demonstrate the potential that exists for underutilized commercial properties on Shaker Blvd. West. SHAD continues to own and manage this property. 

    7,884 square feet of office space available now for more information call Greg Staursky at 216-421-2100


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    Contact SHAD

    Shaker Square Area Development Corporation
    11811 Shaker Blvd., Suite 106
    Cleveland, Ohio 44120-1927
    Phone: (216) 421-2100
    Fax: (216) 421-2200

    Co-Director of Fiscal/Office Manager: Jalene Pardon - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
    Co-Director of Properties & Project Construction: Greg Staursky - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    >Please contact us directly using the information above, or contact George Palda SHAD Board President at - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Thank you!


    Continuing Initiatives

  • Storefront Renovation Program
  • Uptown Traffic Plan
  • Shaker-West Professional Building (11811 Shaker Blvd.)
  • » Read Progam Details

    Green Expo, Jim LaRue & Pam George

    Legacy Programs

  • Rental Connection Information Service
  • The SHAD Connection
  • Larchmere Merchants Association
  • Landmark District Design Review
  • Code Enforcement
  • » Read Progam Details

    SHAD Membership & Benefits

    We invite you to help renew and reinvigorate SHAD that since 1976 has served the Shaker Square Area in preserving its historic uniqueness and beauty and developing and protecting the integrity of the structures in the area. Your participation will provide the funds to help us reach out to the community and maintain our goals.

    Mail-In Membership:

    Print out the registration form and
    mail it in with your payment.

    » SHAD_Membership_Form_2015.doc


    Leadership Circle(s) $1000  
    Grand Patron(s) $500
    Patron(s)  $250
    Sustaining Donor(s) $100
    Friend(s) $ 50-$75
    Individual Membership $25 per person
    Other Contribution $______.

    All memberships and contributions are tax deductible.


    To join online, click on the “Donate” button below. You do not have to have a PayPal account, just click the “continue” button, which will take you to the next page to enter your mailing address.  Once your payment is verified, an email will be sent to SHAD as notification and your membership cards will be mailed to the address you provide.

    Thank you in advance for your continued support!

    Numerous neighborhood merchants offer special discounts* to SHAD members. When you shop or eat in the area, your membership will pay for itself in no time, and your business helps our merchants as well.

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    Administrative Staff

    Fiscal Manager: Jalene Pardon - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Director of Properties & Projects:Greg Staursky - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



    About SHAD

    Shaker Square Area Development Corp.‘s (SHAD’s) mission is to provide the people and businesses of the Shaker Square area with the leadership and action needed to foster well-maintained, economically strong neighborhoods.

    A diverse membership of 1000 individuals, families and businesses support SHAD in its pursuit of the following objectives:

    1. To maintain and promote the 4000 units of apartment/ condominium housing located in the Shaker Square area.

    2. To promote home ownership and housing maintenance in the Historic Shaker Square, Larchmere and Ludlow neighborhoods.

    3. To revitalize and promote Shaker Square, Larchmere Blvd. and Shaker Blvd. West as regional shopping, entertainment and business districts.

    4. To preserve, protect and enhance the area’s landmark architecture, public spaces and green spaces.

    5. To address security and quality of life issues within our physical environment.

    6. To foster neighborhood pride and collaboration.

    SHAD Service Area

    imageA feeling of neighborhood in a cosmopolitan setting describes the Shaker Square Area. It’s a neighborhood rich in diversity: racially, economically and socially. This variety makes it special and unique.

    The area is anchored by Shaker Square — the second oldest shopping center in the nation.

    For additional information about this historic shopping center, see and

    RTA Rapid Transit
    In a great location, Shaker Square is 15 minutes to downtown Cleveland and Tower City via RTA Rapid Transit; 10 minutes by car from world-renowned University Circle and its medical, educational, cultural and religious institutions; and 35 minutes to Hopkins International Airport via RTA Rapid Transit.
    Shaker Square Area Development Corp.‘s Service Area constitutes a one square mile area in the City of Cleveland, bordered by Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights. It is home to 11,000 residents, many of whom live in the 4000 apartment/ condominium units. There are also 1500 one- and two-family homes. The area consists of the Shaker Square/Ludlow Historic District, the Larchmere neighborhood, and the apartment and condo corridors..

    Home Page - Mission
    Shaker Square Area Development Corp.'s (SHAD's) Mission: To provide Shaker Square Area with the Leadership and Action needed to Re-imagine and foster diverse and vibrant Neighborhoods.

    Office Space for Lease

    imageThe renovated Robbins Shaker West Professional Building, located at 11811 Shaker Blvd., offers reasonable rates, central air, on-site security and underground parking with ample off-street parking for clients. Maintenance and management staff are located at the property to help resolve questions or problems. For additional information, contact Greg Staursky at (216) 421-2100, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Robbins Shaker West Professional Building at 11811 Shaker Blvd.

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