City Planning Commission

Cleveland City Planning Commission
Development

Friday, May 3, 2024
9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. EDT

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601 Lakeside Ave Cleveland, OH 44114 (Directions)

Cleveland City Hall, Room 514 (or watch on YouTube)

The City Planning Commission, established in 1915, is a body of seven members; six are appointed by the mayor and one is a member of City Council. The commission is supported by a staff of professional planners and architects. The City Charter gives the commission responsibility for preparing plans to guide “development and improvement” of the city and its neighborhoods, and for reviewing all legislation and other matters that concern the “use or development of land.”

NOTE: This meeting could run as long as 3 hours, and because the commission has been holding hybrid meetings – with some people at City Hall and others joining via WebEx – you may have a better time hearing and viewing all meeting participants in person. Feel free to note in your coverage when you cannot identify who is speaking because of visual or audio difficulty. Sometimes the best designation you can give is “a commission member,” “an official,” or “a resident.”

Commission members:

  • Lillian Kuri, Chair
  • August Fluker, Vice Chair
  • Charles Slife, Ward 17 City Council member
  • Denise McCray-Scott
  • Andrew Sargeant
  • Isabella McKnight
  • Erika Anthony

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Cleveland - OH Documenters Team

Note-taking by Laurie Redmon

Cleveland looking to adjust zoning codes to allow recreational marijuana dispensaries

Note-taking by Sarah Kinley

Cleveland looking to update zoning for cannabis dispensaries

Live reporting by Robyn Heard

Commission OKs legislation that would alter weed zoning rules

Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_
Good morning Cleveland, I'll be live-tweeting today's Cleveland’s City Planning Commission Meeting that starts at 9:00am today! Follow this thread for more details! @CLEdocumenters @CLEdocumenters @signalcleveland !

07:56 AM May 3, 2024 CDT

Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 2/17
Below is the agenda being discussed in today’s meeting! The meeting can be streamed via YouTube at
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 3/17
The meeting has started at 9:04am with the Director reading the preamble of the meeting.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 4/17
Zoning maps change existing map and zone. The Proposed Zoning is zero foot mapped setback from the property line along the easterly and westerly sides of Pearl Road between Germain Ave. Ward 13 Councilperson Harsh sent letter of support. This zoning change was approved.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 5/17
Marijuana Dispensaries: Amending the city’s “Disallowed”Areas through Zoning Use. Since Marijuana has been legalized in Ohio, Cleveland zoning Laws have restricted medical dispensaries to be able be 500 ft with retail areas making it hard to coexist due to the zoning rule.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 6/17
The motion was carried. Moving to Cleveland City Council ordinance no.407-2024. Real estate legislation. Building single family in areas that would be beneficial to family. City owned property the former Grovewood pool site, which is surrounded by housing and parks.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 7/17
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity spokesperson Bob Whitney is speaking on the site plan and how they think it’s a great opportunity for families in Cleveland. The motion was carried project should begin in 2 months
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 8/17
Downtown flats Design review: variances required 12 sf max permitted for Projecting signs and 56 sf . Proposing 68 SF. The council seemed excited to update the appearance of the Flats. Motion was carried.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 9/17
Downtown flats Design Review: Df2024-020- Oswald company Signage. New to agenda, Oswald is proposing a new Skyline sign. They need variances to start. John McRae is speaking for Oswald, they are proposing high rise letter. Red LED Channel Letters that would glow red at night
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 10/17
Motion was carried for Oswald Signs.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 11/17
Gordon Crossing Overview will be a new construction, 4 story general occupancy building with 54 units on Woodward Avenue. The motion has been passed and building should start in summer of 2024.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 12/17
The Directors Report is being shared at this moment. There has been a new hire for the zoning board and they will be joining the Board Monday. Xavier Bay of Cleveland has been promoted to City Planning.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 13/17
On the 6th floor in the building is the attic and the Cleveland library will be going through some of the stuff to see what they will put in the Cleveland Archives.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 14/17
This meeting was adjourned at 10:15 am this concludes the City Planning Commission meeting.
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 15/17
Have questions? Think we got something wrong? Send any inquiries on the meeting or these tweets to @cledocumenters Or email us at cledocumenters@gmail.com
Robyn Heard @RobynHeard_ 17/17
@cledocumenters Correction: The new hire is to City Planning staff that focuses on zoning, not the zoning board. 

Agency Information

Cleveland City Planning Commission

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The City Planning Commission, established in 1915, is a body of seven members, six are appointed by the Mayor and one is a member of City Council. The Commission is supported by a staff of professional planners and architects. The City Charter gives the Commission responsibility for preparing plans to guide “development and improvement” of the City and its neighborhoods, and for reviewing all legislation and other matters that concern the “use or development of land.”

Find meetings live streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB8ql0Jrhm_pYIR1OLY68bw

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