CT Consultants prepared the Comprehensive Plan Update for the City which identified three “focus areas” that warranted detailed studies – The Downtown, North End, and Housing Maintenance.
The Downtown study focused on strategies that:
- Promote the traditional “form” of the existing historic downtown,
- Encourage and facilitate new development with a focus on new housing and structured parking to accommodate the increased intensity of development,
- Enhance and expand connections between downtown and other uses (particularly the Chagrin Valley) that are complementary to the “success” of the downtown, and
- Increase the economic competitiveness.