LARCHMERE BOULEVARD STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT - Next Meeting May 22nd!
The next public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, 12601 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio!.
The first public meeting was open to the businesses and residents of the Larchmere Community and the consultants and city engineers received lots of great feedback!
For example: During the meeting there was a strong push for unique public art to help make Larchmere more distinctive. As a response the City has brought in LAND Studio to facilitate the inclusion of a unique street furniture design. Two Larchmere representatives will be on the design review committee appointed by Councilwoman Mamie Mitchell.
The City of Cleveland and its consultants public meeting was held March 27, 2013 at 6pm at Our Lady of Peace Parish Hall, 12601 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, Ohio!.
Please continue to monitor the SHAD website for news and updates.
Skyline Community Garden!
Spring has Sprung…Let’s get this Garden Growing!
Skyline Intergenerational Community Garden located at Sunbeam School, 11731 Mt. Overlook Avenue, Rear is looking for gardeners. To reserve your space contactCarol Mitchem at 216-421-8720. Seeds and starter plants are provided through theOhio State University Extension (OSUE), 2013 Summer Sprout program.
Learn to grow your own fresh edibles and about raising chickens through the OSUE workshops.
It is a great sunny location with a skyline view of Lake Erie.
It is good exercise and you will get to know other gardeners.
For more information contact Carol Mitchem at 216-421-8720.
Join Larchmere Community Association
Details coming soon!
The Rain Barrel Program is BACK!
The City of Cleveland Summer Rain Barrel Program is open to all home owners in the City of Cleveland. First round applications due by JUNE 10TH.
All residents will be participating in the Y.O.U. delivery and assembly of the rain barrel program again and will be contacted by the Y.O.U. students directly. You do not have to be home to accept delivery; however, if not the students will not assemble or set up the barrel (assembly is easy for residents to do). SHAD will have 18 systems for delivery between July and August so get those applications in!
Diverters can be picked up when you bring in your application (as long as they have been delivered to the SHAD office). We will make arrangements for you to receive the diverter if we do not have them when you bring in your application.
Larchmere Super Subs
12104 Larchmere Blvd
Are you a new business in or coming to the Larchmere/Shaker Square area. Let SHAD know so we can help promote your arrival!
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.
Apartment Owners and Managers are you looking for additional advertising opportunities? If yes please contact the SHAD office 216-421-2100 to discuss how we can help.
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 north and west of Shaker Square, includes the Larchmere business district with its eclectic mix of shops and services, a variety of housing options and schools, plus Fairhill Center—a resource for senior services. Housing stock is a mixture of single-family and ‘Cleveland Doubles’ with their distinctive two-story front porches. The Larchmere Community Association meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Fairhill. The LCA distributes a monthly newsletter to all homes in the area. Membership information is included with every issue.
SHAD publishes a neighborhood newspaper on a quarterly basis throughout the year. With a circulation of nearly 10,000, The Connection updated the community on SHAD’s latest actvities and assistance programs, and helps promote the desirability of living, working, and shopping in the Shaker Square area.
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 celebrated its 50th anniversary in fall 2007. This historic community 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 Ludlow School, the original focal point of the community, is still used for LCA meetings on the second Tuesday at 7:30pm and the fourth Saturday at 10:30am.
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.
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We may collect the following information:
name and/or company name
contact information including, address, phone number and email address
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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.
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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.
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.
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 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.
Storefront Renovation Program
SHAD serves as a contract agency for this City program that provides financial incentives for the comprehensive, exterior renovation of commercial properties.
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.
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Shaker Square Area Development Corporation
11811 Shaker Blvd., Suite 115
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 10, 2013 elected SHAD Board of Trustees Roster is as follows:
President: George W. Palda, CHALK
First Vice President: Carol Lowenthal Shaker Resident
Second Vice President: William Beard Ludlow Resident
Secretary: Donna Cornett Larchmere Resident
Treasurer: Rosanna C. Lanese Larchmere Resident
Elina Kreymerman - Shaker Square Merchant
Brian Siggers - Ludlow Resident
Lynne Alfred - Larchmere Merchant
Corrine P Croom - Ludlow Resident
Joyce Pratt - Larchmere Resident
Johnnie Spates-Greene - Larchmere Resident
Maryann Tegowski - Larchmere Resident
Ed Orberndorf - 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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