Frequently Asked Questions
Review answers to frequently asked questions about the NEORSD proposal for Horseshoe Lake, many submitted by residents during the City's review process.
- Will there be additional amenities for residents at Horseshoe Lake when the dam is removed and the Doan Brook is restored to its natural state?
- Will residents still be able to walk around the park on a walking path?
- How will this affect Horseshoe Lake Park itself?
- What is NEORSD committed to paying for?
- What will NEORSD’s recommended plan cost the City?
- What would it cost to rebuild Horseshoe Lake dam?
- What is the cost to construct a new dam at both lakes and manage sediment accumulation?
- Isn’t there just a $6 million funding gap between NEORSD’s recommendations for Horseshoe Lake and the cost of rebuilding the Horseshoe Lake dam?
- Why did the City drain Horseshoe Lake?
- What about sediment in Horseshoe Lake?
- What was NEORSD's involvement at Green Lake?
- How can I learn more?
- How can the residents of both communities be assured the land around the new stream will not be developed - commercially or residentially? Can restrictions be written into laws or ordinances? *
- Does Shaker Heights have the legal right to reject the NEORSD plan to remove the dam? *
- What is Shaker’s position on the plan? *
- Will Shaker pay for a dam? *
- Have you evaluated the impact on property values of removing one of the beloved Shaker Lakes? *
- What weight are you giving to citizens’ desire to retain the lake? *
- What value are you placing on aquatic and bird life? *
- Why is Horsehoe Lake less worthy of preservation than Green Lake? (I live on Green Lake, so am grateful for that decision, and want the same for Horseshoe Lake.) *