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Presentations from Central & Kinsman meetings here

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

On Thursday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 29, BBC and Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland hosted community meetings regarding master plans for Kinsman and Central, respectively. These were the second set in a series of three community meetings for residents and stakeholders to express their needs and desires for future development for their neighborhoods.

Here are the draft plans, which were created with community input as the foundation.

Kinsman

Central

These plans are not final, and we welcome your feedback.  Please feel free to either leave a comment below, email jsugalski@bbcdevelopment.org, or tweet at us or post on our Facebook page.

Central Community Meeting Tonight!

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Calling all Central residents! Your voice was heard in the last community meeting about your needs in the neighborhood. Now, come and see your ideas in pictures tonight! The second community meeting for the Central neighborhood is TONIGHT at Friendly Inn Settlement House.

Date: Wednesday, July 29th
Time: 6-8pm
Address: Friendly Inn - 2386 Unwin Road

Join the meeting to contribute to the transformation of the neighborhood. The first 100 people will receive a prize and delicious food will be available for all!

The best way to predict your future is to create it!

For more information, please call Burten, Bell, Carr Development at 216-341-1455!

Cyclist hit and run on Kinsman Road

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Please keep an eye out for a Honda Accord with some front-end damage. The vehicle is dark-colored, either dark blue, green, or gray. If you see a vehicle that fits this description, please call the CPD Fourth District at (216) 623-5400.

A cyclist was hit by a motorist on Kinsman Rd near E 73rd St this morning shortly after 9am. The motorist pulled over to check on the cyclist, went back to his/her car to call EMS, and left the scene, according to the victim and a witness.

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The cyclist, who lives in the Kinsman neighborhood, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center to be treated. He was alert, but was in a fair amount of pain.

Traffic on Kinsman Rd is dangerous, which is why BBC and the community studied how the street can be safer for cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists last year.  We are currently advocating for the city of Cleveland to implement the plan, which can be viewed here.

 

PLAN, develop, celebrate Kinsman tomorrow

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Just a reminder…

Join us tomorrow as we plan for the future of Kinsman. A community meeting will take place at Heritage View Community Room, 7230 Kinsman Rd on Thursday 7/24 at 6:00 PM.

Plans are important because they guide future development.  Community members’ participation in the planning process is crucial because no one knows their neighborhood better than the people who live, work, or otherwise have a stake there. They generally have a sense of their community’s needs and wishes.

Join us for fun, food, and prizes!

For more information, please call (216) 341-1455.

Neighborhood Connections Grant Funding Available!

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Grant funding is now available for grassroots groups in Cleveland and East Cleveland made possible by Neighborhood Connections. Two grantseeker workshops are provided to provide tips on completing your proposal and providing insights into the decision making criteria, with limited one-on-one access to groups that have started writing their proposal. Additional funding for arts and cultural projects is available with support of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The following dates are for the grantseeker workshops:

Wednesday July 23rd
6-8pm
Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre CDC
3167 Fulton Road

AND

Thursday July 31st
6-8pm
Neighborhood Connections
5000 Euclid Avenue (The Agora)

 

Applications are available at: www.neighborhoodgrants.org , by emailing Neighborhood Connections at clewis@neighborhoodgrants.org , or by calling 216-229-4688

Application Deadline: Friday, August 8th by 5pm
Proposal drop off locations:
The new Neighborhood Connections office
5000 Euclid, Suite 310 (East Side)

OR

Stockyard-Clark-Fulton-Brooklyn Centre CDC
Lin Omni Building Lobby
3167 Fulton Road (West Side)

Help create the plan for the future of Kinsman & Central

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Please join us to plan the future of the Lower Kinsman and Central neighborhoods!

BBC and Ward 5 Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland are hosting a second set of community meetings for residents and stakeholders of both neighborhoods to provide their input about a plan that will guide future improvements.

Planners will present concepts they have created based on your opinions and feedback.  You’ll have the opportunity to weigh in on topics such as housing, commercial and retail development, safety, transportation, and recreation.

The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Lower Kinsman Community
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – 6pm
Heritage View Community Room, 7230 Kinsman Rd

Central Community
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 6pm
Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd

The first 100 people in attendance will receive a prize.  Delicious food will be served.

Questions?  Please call (216) 341-1455.

Be a part of an exciting new model and help Kinsman youth in the process!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

BBC is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve a one-year term assisting with the wrap-around school model at Anton Grdina k-8 School in the Kinsman neighborhood.

This person will work on expanding the Homework Help Program, as well as developing and supporting additional in-school and after-school programs and events that promote student academic achievement.

For more information on how to apply, click here:

http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/outreach/opportunities/employment/

Please spread the word!

Potential Laundromat to be located at E 55th & Woodland

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

We’ve heard residents express the need for laundry facilities within the neighborhood. There may soon be one slightly west of E 55th Street.

The owner of the Big Q building at 4967 Woodland Avenue intends to develop a laundromat.  The adjacent building was demolished not only because of its condition, but to provide parking to a future facility.

Here’s the story from Maingate Business Development Corporation‘s e-newsletter (which has not yet been posted to the Web).

 

Demolitions Lead to New Development and Expansion Opportunities

The long vacant property is located 4971 Woodland Avenue. While we often look to expansions and new construction projects as positive signs of development, it is easy to forget the integral part that demolitions and removals can make in preparing a site or area for future use and maximum potential. The adjacent property will be transformed into a much needed laundry mat. The demolished building pictured above will provide parking space for the up and coming laundry mat.

Saturday Music and Fresh Fruits and Veggies in Larchmere

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Come out and visit the Bridgeport Mobile Market at Larchmere Porchfest tomorrow, June 21st. Larchmere Porchfest takes place in the Larchmere/Shaker Square Neighborhood, which is RTA-accessible allowing residents from around the city enjoy an evening of music, community and of course, the Bridgeport Mobile Market. The market will be in the parking lot of Life Skills located at 12201 Larchmere Boulevard from 12:30-7p.m. selling fresh fruits, vegetables, Orlando bread and ice cold water. Bridgeport Mobile Market accepts cash, credit and EBT food stamp card. For a complete listing of all of the entertainment times and locations, please visit Larchmere Porch Fest’s website.

 

Serve Anton Grdina School as an AmeriCORPS VISTA

Monday, June 16th, 2014

BBC is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to serve a one-year term assisting with the wrap-around school model at Anton Grdina k-8 School in the Kinsman neighborhood. This person will work on expanding the Homework Help Program, as well as developing and supporting additional in-school and after-school programs and events that promote student academic achievement. For more information on how to apply, click here:

http://www.bbcdevelopment.org/outreach/opportunities/employment/

 

Please spread the word!