Archive for October, 2013

Community Housing Resource Fair

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Interested in learning about successful keys to searching for a house? The Northeast Ohio Fair Housing Collaborative is sponsoring a Community Housing Resource Fair.

Saturday, November 9th

10:00a.m.-12 noon

Trinity Commons – Cathedral Hall

2230 Euclid Avenue

Topics covered:

  • How to find a good landlord
  • How to recognize housing discrimination
  • Finding the perfect rental with an imperfect record
  • Protecting tenants in foreclosure
  • Your rights as a tenant with a disability

Light refreshments will be served, while many housing organizations will be available to answer any questions.

For more information, contact Doris Honsa – 216-361-9240 or

Registration is not required. The program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Parking is available in rear of the building.

Bridgeport Market Featured in Video

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The Bridgeport Mobile Market was recently featured at the 2013 Annual Sustainable Cleveland Summit. Be sure to check out how they are making a difference in the community!

Watch the full length version here:


Watch just the local food clip here:


As always, be sure to check out for the most up-to-date schedule!

Kinsman Road Final Plans – for comment

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

crosssecAs you may know, BBC received funding to engage a transportation planning and traffic engineering firm to study how to make Kinsman Road between East 68th and 84th Streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists. We are seeking to develop a plan that can be easily implemented within the next three to five years for immediate impact on safety.

Through a community process, goals of the study and potential alternatives for Kinsman Road were identified. Residents and stakeholders then vetted the three options and selected on that would become the preferred alternative.

BBC is posting the preferred alternative for download and public comment:

Kinsman Road, between East 68th and 70th Streets
Kinsman Road, between East 70th and 75th Streets
Kinsman Road, between East 75th and 81st Streets
Kinsman Road, between East 81st and CSX Railroad

* Please note that these are large files and they may take a few minutes to download.

We will also have poster boards of these files for viewing in our lobby at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104 during regular business hours.

We are accepting comments on the preferred alternative until Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 5pm.  Please email your comments to Or, visit our office at 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 104 during regular business hours to fill out a comment card.

Your feedback helps us develop a stronger plan for Kinsman Road, so we would appreciate hearing from you!


Kinsman Road Meeting – Wed., October 16, at 6pm

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

BBC is hosting our second and final meeting regarding Kinsman Road tomorrow, October 16 at 6pm at CornUcopia Place, 7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 103B.

Consultants from Hatch Mott MacDonald will be presenting the preferred alternative, as determined by feedback from residents and stakeholders.  This is your opportunity to share your opinions so they can be incorporated into the final plan.

If you cannot attend the meeting, you will have an opportunity to download the preferred alternative for review and submit your comments via email.  Comments will be accepted until 10/23 at 5pm.



Opportunity Corridor Public Hearing Tonight!

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Interested in the Opportunity Corridor? Want to know how it will affect you? The Ohio Department of Transportation is hosting a public hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)** for the Opportunity Corridor Project.

When: Tuesday October 1, 2013

Time: 4:00-8:00p.m.

Where: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church – 7510 Woodland Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44104

The public hearing will be held in an open-house format with a formal presentation beginning at 5:30p.m., immediately followed by a public verbal comment period after 6:00p.m. Those wishing to voice their concerns are asked to pre-register at the hearing and are asked to limit their comments to two (2) minutes. The purpose of the hearing is to provide an opportunity for review and comment on the project’s DEIS and for citizens to provide verbal or written comments. Comments received by 5p.m. on October 31, 2013 will be considered in the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

Additional comments may be submitted to:

Ohio Department of Transportation, District 12

Attention: Amanda Lee

5500 Transportation Boulevard, Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125

on the web:

fax: 216-584-3524

If you have any questions, please call 216-584-2007

Copies of the DEIS, documenting the purpose and need for the project and the anticipated impacts are available at the following locations:

  • ODOT District 12
  • Cleveland City Hall
  • Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works
  • Kenneth L. Johnson Rec Center
  • Cleveland Public Library (Main, Fleet, Garden Valley, MLK Jr, and Woodland branches)
  • Community Development Corporations (Buckeye, Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Fairfax Renaissance, Maingate Business, Slavic Village and University Circle)

**Proposed project includes the reconstruction of 0.3 miles of I-490; construction of a 2.2 mile arterial roadway connecting East 55th Street with East 105th Street at Quincy Avenue; and the reconstruction and widening of 1.0 miles of East 105th Street from Quincy Avenue to just north of Park Lane. The new roadway is part of a 5.38 mile proposed extension of State Route 10 and a 0.09 mile proposed eastward extension of I-490.