Modernizing a Historic City

In 2012, the City of Shaker Heights proudly celebrated its Centennial. Now in its second century, the City still retains much of its original character and charm including stunning early 20th century residential and institutional architecture, lush parklands, and the original street grid planned around walkability and easy access to light rail. Just as residents strive to care for and modernize their historic homes, it is incumbent on the City to modernize its facilities and infrastructure, much of which date back to the City's earliest days. In addition, technology advances are enabling the modernization of operations and processes. 

Learn more about how our thoughtful and careful approach to the modernization of this City honors its historic roots while positioning it to thrive in the next 100 years and beyond. (For current construction activity, visit Construction Zone.)

VAN AKEN DISTRICT PHASE 2

Rendering of the new apartments in the Van Aken DistrictRMS is building a 230-unit apartment building on Farnsleigh Rd. in the heart of the District.
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 TRANSIT UPGRADES

VAD public realm renderingLearn about planning for upgrades to the transit station in the Van Aken District.
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FORWARD TOGETHER

tennis courtsThe City is developing a facilities master plan with Shaker Schools and Shaker Library.
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LEE ROAD CORRIDOR

Traffic on Lee RoadPlanning is underway for the revitalization of the Lee Road corridor.
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3393 WARRENSVILLE

Site map of 3393 WarresnvilleLearn about plans for the redevelopment of this 2.4 acre site.
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NEW SENIOR LIVING

Front entry of new HarborChase senior living communityA new 103-unit assisted living facility will soon rise on the 3-acre site next to Avalon Station on Van Aken Blvd.
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SHAKER LAKES

Lower Lake spillwayLearn more about the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District's proposal for the Shaker Lakes, including Horseshoe Lake and Lower Lake.
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SUSTAINABILITY

Photo Feb 11, 2 39 32 PMLearn how the City is working to become more sustainable, including with its recent LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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INFILL & MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING

Infill housing in the Moreland neighborhoodLearn how the City is working to transform vacant lots into new single-family homes, while also encouraging the development of new multi-family housing.
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WARRENSVILLE WEST CEMETERY

Warrensville West CemeteryLearn how the City, the Shaker Historical Society and Shaker Heights Public Library are working to preserve this historic burial ground.
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CITY OPERATIONS

New 2021 fire truckExplore how the City is modernizing its operations in these recent Shaker Life articles:

SEWERS

new-sewer-2Read how the City is working to maintain and upgrade this critical infrastructure.
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ROADWORK

Roadwork in Shaker HeightsIt's messy and inconvenient, but this annual program helps keeps our roadways — and more — up to date.
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