Public Hearing on the request of Susan Frankel, owner’s representative, 20021 Farnsleigh Road, to the City Planning Commission for a conditional use permit in order to operate an event center in the Van Aken District. The applicant proposes to use the second floor space over the Paloma restaurant as a gathering and event center. A conditional use permit is required for a use similar to an assembly hall in the CM Commercial Mixed Use zoning district. The space would be used for small to medium size private events from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., available for the Van Aken District tenants use and for the public to rent. Expected use is 20 to 30 times in a calendar year. Council confirmation is required for a conditional use permit.
Public meeting on the request of the City of Shaker Heights, to the City Planning Commission for review and adoption of the Van Aken Bikeway Plan. The City has prepared a plan to develop a bikeway on Van Aken Boulevard from Farnsleigh Road to Lee Road. The one-way, buffered and protected bikeway is proposed on both east and westbound Van Aken Boulevard connecting to the Lee Road Action Plan improvements, the Van Aken District, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The plan was prepared during a public process including public meetings, a survey, and bike/walk audit in February, March, and April of 2023. The City Planning Commission reviews City plans and studies and makes a recommendation to Council on adoption.