Is the greater Shaker Square Area better characterized as a neighborhood or a community? Certainly the term “community” applies, but I like the word “neighborhood” because it paints a much better picture of the unique Shaker Square-Larchmere area.
As a lifelong Clevelander, I have had the good fortune to live, work and play in four Cleveland neighborhoods, but it is here in the Shaker Square neighborhood that I feel a true sense of community! As a Greater Shaker Square resident, I can easily eat, pray, play and shop just outside of my front door. This is an economically, ethnically, and age diverse area that is stable, family-oriented, connected and walkable—an inherently livable neighborhood. It is also Cleveland’s historically transit-oriented community, which also keeps us connected to the increasingly vibrant downtown Cleveland and the phenomenal attractions in University Circle. Not only that, we also have an abundance of good and affordable housing stock, churches, Cleveland’s original North Union Farmers Market, a variety of restaurants, many of which are “Cleveland Independents”, a grocery store, a movie theater and awesome small businesses. Parklands and trails are close by and it is a really friendly place to be.
The Shaker Square Area Development Corporation staff and board are passionate about our neighborhood and its growing potential as a great family neighborhood and visitor destination. This is not a neighborhood that is “one size that fits all”, but an eclectic community with something for everyone! When it comes to Larchmere, it’s like family. We hope our neighbors and visitors will agree and share in our desire to sustain and enhance the best neighborhood in Cleveland!
Just the Board’s perspective…
North Union Farmers Market
Join Us for Entertaining by Design at the Ohio Design Centre!
Featuring over 30 spectacular themed tabletop, dining and entertaining vignettes created by Cleveland’s most talented interior designers. Come cast your vote for the best design and see how your vote matches up with our panel of celebrity judges! Tickets are $10 at the door.
Proceeds benefit the North Union Farmers Market.
Official event hours:
Friday, Nov. 7 from 11am-7pm
Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10am-4pm
Do you want a “sneak peek” at the spectacular Entertaining by Design tablescapes at the Ohio Design Centre? Join us for a VIP patron party Nov. 6 at 6pm to mingle with designers and enjoy an evening of cocktails, live entertainment and culinary delights. Purchase tickets for the patron party and gala by calling 216.751.7656 or visiting our website here: http://www.northunionfarmersmarket.org/events/events.html
SBA Small Business Initiative
The Municipal-Small Business Initiative, through the U.S. Small Business Administration, is offering a pilot program for Cleveland and Shaker Heights businesses. The loan amount is $50,000 to $60,000 but no greater than 15 percent of a project. A higher cap of $100,000 or 15 percent of a project, whichever is less, may be considered for designed projects. No payment made, if municipal conditions are met. The term is three years (1/3 forgiven per year, based on performance). Additional requirements: owner equity of at least 10 percent; Technical Assistance from the Small Business Development Center of the Urban League; SBA Loan covering 75 percent of the project.
7,884 square feet of office space will be available October 1, 2014, 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.
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SHAD Amended Code of Regulation
On January 10, 2013 SHAD had its Annual Members Meeting, where they discussed the proposed amendments to the Shaker Square Area Development Corporation’s (SHAD) Code of Regulations listed in the Winter/Holiday 2012 issue of the Connection. All but one amendment was passed with revisions. Article IV, Section 1 the underlined portion with regards to the Board President’s residency was table until the next called meeting (TBA). Click on the attached files to see the complete SHAD_Code_of_Regulations2.pdf as well as the Proposed_Amendments_to_the_SHAD_Code_of_Regulations.pdf discussed, revised and approved at the meeting, or call the SHAD office at 216-421-2100 to request a copy.
The deadline for the forms and payments is January 16, 2015 and the deadline for new photos of your buildings is January 5, 2015; please make sure that the images are in high quality PDF’s or high-res jpeg or tif formats or we will not be able to use them.
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.
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.
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!
Have you noticed the new name!!!! The SHAD Connection wants to promote your business! Friend us on Facebook and we will like your events. If you are a new advertiser placing an ad in our SHAD ConnectionWinter/Holiday 2014/2015 issue publication November 2014 - February 2014, mention our Facebook promotion and we will give you a 5% discount on the cost of your ad. The new media kits are now available! SHAD_14-15-Adv_Contract-fillable_(2).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.
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.
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• 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.
Shaker Square CinemasShopping 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.
Fire Food & Drink Metropolitan Galleries Deweys Coffee House Corcoran Fine Arts
Just 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.
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.
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.
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.
Greater Circle Living
Greater 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.
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.
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.
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.
Area Merchants join the SHAD Neighborhood Merchants Discount Program!
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 Update
The (NOACA) federal transportation enhancement grant of $587,000 for streetscape and landscaping improvements in the Larchmere Blvd Retail District is still in it’s planning stage. The City of Cleveland have selected a design consultant and are putting together design plans to present to the residents and merchants to review and discuss in January 2013.
THESE INITIATIVES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THIS SITE FOR UPDATES
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 September 1, 2014 for more information call Greg Staursky at 216-421-2100
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Shaker Square Area Development Corporation
11811 Shaker Blvd., Suite 106
Cleveland, Ohio 44120-1927
Phone: (216) 421-2100
Fax: (216) 421-2200
Storefront Renovation Program
Uptown Traffic Plan
Shaker-West Professional Building (11811 Shaker Blvd.)
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.
Print out the registration form and mail it in with your payment.
Leadership Circle(s) $1000 Grand Patron(s) $500 Patron(s) $250 Sustaining Donor(s) $100 Friend(s) $ 50-$75 Basic 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.
Board of Trustees
The January 9, 2014 elected SHAD Board of Trustees Roster is as follows: SHAD would like to extend a big thank you to Carol Lowenthal, Brian Siggers and Elina Kreymerman!
President: George W. Palda, CHALK
First Vice President: William Beard Ludlow Resident
Second Vice President: Johnnie Spates-Greene Larchmere Resident
Secretary: Donna Cornett Larchmere Resident
Treasurer: Lisa Ealy Larchmere Resident
Kriztina Ponti - Shaker Square Merchant
Mary Ann Kovach - Ludlow Resident
Lynne Alfred - Larchmere Merchant
Corrine P Croom - Ludlow Resident
Joyce Pratt - Larchmere Resident
Rosanna C. Lanese - Larchmere Resident and small business owner
Maryann Tegowski - Larchmere Resident and small business owner
Ed Orberndorf - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Jose Andres Portillo, M.D. - Shaker Square Apartment District
Janine Rybka - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Doris Vargo - Shaker Blvd. Condominium Corridor
Please check back for continuing updates.
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
A 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.
RTA Rapid TransitIn 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..
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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.
Office Space for Lease
Robbins Shaker West Professional Building at 11811 Shaker Blvd.
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