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The "Van Aken Project" Forum in Shaker Heights 4.21.16

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Published on Apr 22, 2016

The "Van Aken Project" Forum in Shaker Heights
Thursday April 21, 2016 7-8:30 p.m.

Panelists:
Earl M. Leiken, Mayor, City of Shaker Heights
Luke Palmisano, President, RMS Investment Corp.
Robert “Roby” Simons, Professor of Urban Studies, Maxine Goodman Levin College-CSU
Moderator:
Steven Litt, The Plain Dealer Art, Architecture, Urban Design, City Planning Reporter

The Van Aken Development District in Shaker Heights is a private development that aims to replace an outdated strip-shopping center and parking lot with a dense, pedestrian-friendly town center. The project will include apartments, retail, restaurants and public spaces, supported by structured parking and mass transit. The city hopes the new district will add to the overall vibrancy of Shaker Heights - and to tax base. So where does the project stand now, and is success likely?

Shaker Public Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd, Shaker Hts., OH 44120 Cost: Free & Open to the Public

Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters-Shaker Chapter, Shaker Library and Plain Dealer

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