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A Connections Plan for the Van Aken District

The Van Aken District Connections Plan guides the selection of thoughtful, well-designed infrastructure and amenities and informs future development within the district over time. The plan includes recommendations that:

  • establish a unique identity and promote sense of place
  • create a dynamic pedestrian environment
  • support bicycle travel
  • activate and beautify public/civic spaces

District Connections Framework Web

The framework (shown above) provides a vision for pedestrian and bicycle connectivity to and from the district. Key infrastructure projects include:

  • A 10' wide multipurpose sidewalk/path along the east side of Warrensville Center Road
  • A 10' wide multipurpose sidewalk/path along the north side of Farnsleigh Road
  • A 10' wide multipurpose sidewalk/path along the north side of Van Aken Boulevard
  • Sharrows along new Northfield Road
  • A bikeway along old Northfield Road

Public Meetings
A public meeting was held Monday, June 20 at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building, 3450 Lee Rd. Attendees heard a presentation and participated in several feedback stations, including a "Mad Libs" exercise. A second public meeting was held Thursday, September 29. View Presentation.

The draft Connections Plan Pattern Book was presented to the City Planning Commission on Tuesday, December 6. City Council adopted the final plan on Monday, December 19, 2016.

Adopted Plan

Questions? Contact Ann Klavora, Principal Planner, at 216-491-1436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, January 17, 2019


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