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Rocky River Updates

Master Plan Draft 2018

James Umerley

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Rocky River Master Plan Public Meeting #3 Results Report

The third and final Public Meeting for the Rocky River Master Plan was held on October 18, 2017, in Memorial Hall, at the Don Umerley Civic Center. Approximately 45 residents, business owners, and public officials were in attendance. Following the Public Meeting, materials were posted online to allow additional residents to read the materials, comment on them, and provide feedback.

During the Public Meeting, representatives from County Planning gave a presentation on results from the second Public Meeting and introduced the implementation tables covering potential partners, estimated costs, and project timelines for implementation of the Core Projects and Goals. At the end of the presentation, County Planning asked the attendees for comments and feedback about their priorities for implementation of Core Projects and Goals.

Around the room were boards featuring the Core Projects and Goals, associated images, and information on the feasibility and impact of each project and goal. Residents were given a handout on which to rank their top three priority Core Projects and top three priority Goals after reviewing the boards. Comments could be left on any of the boards as well as the handout.

Attendees were also asked to provide feedback about their preferred development scenario for the Reimagining Marion Ramp Core Project. A board was set up for residents to vote on two development options for the Marion Ramp. The first option described repairing or replacing the ramp, while the second option described removing the ramp. These options were accompanied by additional information about traffic impacts and costs associated with both options.

This Results Report outlines the implementation priority ranking for the Core Projects and Goals, and common themes derived from the Public Meeting and online survey comments.

Please follow the link below to review the entire Results Report.

www.countyplanning.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/RR_PM3_Results-Report.pdf


NOVEMBER 2017 UPDATE

ROCKY RIVER MASTER PLAN

WELCOME!

Thank you for your interest in the Rocky River Master Plan! The City of Rocky River and County Planning will be publishing a periodic newsletter in order to keep residents up-to-date on what has been and what remains to be accomplished in the Master Plan process. We encourage all residents to participate in the process by attending future meetings and contributing thoughts and feedback. For the most up to date information, visit the plan website at www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

WHAT IS A MASTER PLAN?

A Master Plan outlines a community’s vision for the future and describes specific actions that the community can take to realize that vision. Topics addressed range from transportation, housing, and economic development to parks and recreation, business district development, and more.

PLAN TIMELINE

The planning process is made up of six phases:

1.  Conducting a community survey (complete)

2.  Analyzing current conditions (complete)

3.  Establishing a community vision (complete)

4.  Identifying policies and action steps to achieve the vision (complete)

5.  Identifying priorities for implementation (complete)

6.  Drafting a final document (underway)

Thus far, we have collected public input via a community survey, three Public Meetings, three online surveys, and a number of meetings with the Project Team and Working Group. We are using this information to assemble a Draft Master Plan document that combines the information assembled from each phase of the planning process.

The Community Vision document outlined the direction Rocky River residents would like to see the City develop.

The Policies document consisted of overarching Community Vision statements, Core Projects for major physical improvements in the City, and Goals and Actions for accomplishing the community’s vision, serving as the foundation for developing a guide for implementation.

In the Implementation phase, we worked with residents to prioritize Core Projects and Goals. Individual actions were tied to partners, timeframes, and estimated costs to ensure that responsible parties are aware of what is required to accomplish a project or goal.   

PUBLIC MEETING #3 RESULTS

The third Public Meeting held on October 18, 2017, covered results from the second Public Meeting and policy recommendations for Core Projects and Goals based on the community’s vision. It was attended by over 40 residents who submitted approximately 71 written comments and cast 245 votes for their highest priorities for Core Projects and Goals Implementation. Furthermore, a post-meeting online survey was taken by 104 people which resulted in 76 individual comments and approximately 687 votes for implementation priorities.

Comments were categorized and summarized to reveal common trends among the responses. These themes will be described in a Results Report that will be posted on the plan website in the coming weeks.

PUBLIC FEEDBACK:   TOP RATED PROJECTS & GOALS

A majority of residents were in favor of all Core Projects and Goals, however, County Planning asked residents to rate the projects that were the most important for implementation first. The top two Core Projects and the top two Goals are as follows:

The “Linda Street Development” Core Project proposed as a Pedestrian Promenade with angled, on-street parking. It could include phased-in new development possibilities, outdoor seating, and enhanced infrastructure. A total of 70 votes by respondents rated this Core Project as a high priority for implementation making it the highest rated Core Project.

Moreover, residents have stated that they would like stronger pedestrian and bicycle paths to better access Downtown River, connections to Lakewood, parking accessibility, and continued growth, making Rocky River a gathering place that boasts small-town charm and character. Of the in-person and on-line votes for which Core Project was the most important, 58 total votes were received for the “Downtown Parking and Development” Core Project, making it the second most important Core Project that should be implemented.

Similarly, improved streetscapes and enhanced parks and public spaces were the two most important goals to the public. The “Improved Streetscape and Repair Infrastructure” Goal had a total of 103 votes as residents feel quality streets reflect the quality of the community.

Additionally, residents said they would like to see improvements to their parks to ensure they reflect the quality of the Rocky River community. That desire was reflected in the in-person voting at the Public Meeting and the voting results from the on-line survey. A total of 78 respondents rated the “Enhance Parks and Public Space” Goal as one of their top priorities for implementation.

NEXT STEPS

The comments submitted by residents are being used to update the recommended priorities in the Implementation document. County Planning will draft the Master Plan and present the document to the City in late 2017 or early 2018. Updates will be posted on the plan website:  www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

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The information presented at the October 18, 2017 Master Plan Public Meeting along with a survey can be found at the link below. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please share your thoughts on the Plan’s core projects and goals by completing the survey found at the top of the page.  As you scroll further down the page you will find information from the Master Plan process and past meetings.  We look forward to receiving your survey comments.

 

http://www.countyplanning.us/projects/rocky-river-master-plan/


Public Meeting
Rocky River Master Plan

PRIORITIZING GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

PUBLIC MEETING #3

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017 AT 6:30 PM

MEMORIAL HALL, 21016 HILLIARD BOULEVARD

 

The City of Rocky River and County Planning will be hosting a Public Meeting to provide an opportunity for input on the Rocky River Master Plan. The meeting will consist of a presentation and an open house covering priorities for the future.

Residents are encouraged to attend and vote on priority goals and projects. Your input is important to the future of Rocky River! Please take some time to attend the meeting and help shape this plan for the next decade.

Follow the Master Plan at www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

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ROCKY RIVER MASTER PLAN

OCTOBER 2017 UPDATE

 

WELCOME!

Thank you for your interest in the Rocky River Master Plan! The City of Rocky River and County Planning will be publishing a periodic newsletter in order to keep residents up-to-date on what has been and what remains to be accomplished in the Master Plan process. We encourage all residents to participate in the process by attending future meetings and contributing thoughts and feedback. For the most up to date information, visit the plan website at www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

 

WHAT IS A MASTER PLAN?

A Master Plan outlines a community’s vision for the future and describes specific actions that the community can take to realize that vision. Topics addressed range from transportation, housing, and economic development to parks and recreation, business district development, and more.

 

PLAN TIMELINE

The planning process is made up of six phases:

§   Conducting a community survey (complete)

§   Analyzing current conditions (complete)

§   Establishing a community vision (complete)

§   Identifying policies and action steps to achieve the vision (complete)

§   Identifying priorities for implementation (underway)

§   Drafting a final document

 

Thus far, we have collected public input via a community survey, our first and second of three Public Meetings, two online surveys, and a number of meetings with the Project Team and Working Group. We have used this information to assemble a Policies document that outlines action steps to achieving Rocky River’s desired future. The Policies document consists of overarching community Vision Statements, Core Projects for major physical improvements in the City, and Goals and Actions for accomplishing the community’s vision. It serves as the foundation for action.

 

In the upcoming Implementation phase, Core Projects and Goals will be prioritized and individual actions will be tied to partners, timeframes, and estimated costs to ensure responsible parties are aware of what is required to accomplish a project or goal.

 

PUBLIC MEETING #2 RESULTS

The second Public Meeting covered results from the first public meeting and policy recommendations for Core Projects and Goals based on the community’s vision. It was attended by over 80 residents who submitted approximately 140 written comments and placed hundreds of dots on the meeting’s demonstration boards. Furthermore, a post-meeting online survey was taken by 101 people which resulted in more than 450 individual comments.

 

Comments were categorized and summarized to reveal common trends among the responses. These themes will be described in a Results Report that will be posted on the plan website in the coming weeks.

 

ADDRESSING CONCERNS: HILLIARD BLVD ROAD DIET

The Hilliard Boulevard Road Diet Core Project outlined the potential to reduce the number of travel lanes on the portion of the road east of Wooster Road while creating space for new development opportunities, bike paths, and landscaping. Multiple options of what this might look like were provided. A small road diet showed two driving lanes with one center turning lane, while a large diet depicted two driving lanes.

 

Respondents valued additional landscaping and bike infrastructure along Hilliard Boulevard, and recognized that lane reductions would provide room for those features. However, there were concerns regarding the potential impact on traffic. The small road diet was preferred by the majority over the large diet. Based on this feedback, it is recommended that a traffic study be completed on the corridor before implementing any road diet.

Proposed Project: Hilliard Boulevard Small Road Diet

 

NEXT STEPS

The comments submitted by residents have been used to update the Core Projects and Goals. County Planning will present the updated projects and goals at the next Public Meeting for resident feedback and input on implementation priority. That meeting will take place October 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM in Memorial Hall (21016 Hilliard Boulevard). Monthly updates will be posted on the plan website: www.countyplanning.us/rockyriver

 

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Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

 


 

www.CountyPlanning.us/rockyriver

The information presented at the August 10, 2017 Master Plan Public Meeting along with a survey can be found by clicking on the documents below. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please share your thoughts on the Plan’s core projects and goals by completing the survey.

We look forward to receiving your survey comments.

Presentation

Display Boards

Draft Policies Document

Survey

Public Meeting #1 Results Report

www.CountyPlanning.us/rockyriver


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Rocky River Master Plan update will strengthen commercial centers, improve walkability, connect neighborhoods, and enhance identity

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#RockyRiverRocks

James Umerley

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We all know that Rocky River rocks!  Now we are taking it to another level!  It’s a new community initiative, #RockyRiverRocks.  It is a unique outdoor treasure hunt for painted rocks.  It all started with one person who wanted to brighten the day by hiding a painted rock for someone to find.  You may have already heard of this viral activity and the communities of people all painting, hiding and finding rocks across the world.  Rock painting is simple and it’s a lot of fun for all age groups.  So join in the fun and let’s prove that we can come together in a positive light! All it takes is a small act of kindness each and every day to make the world a better place, and that’s something everyone will want to join in on!  Find us on Facebook and Instagram.  Spread the word about #RockyRiverRocks!

Tool receptacle for Habitat for Humanity

James Umerley

Dear Rocky River Residents, 

As a part of an Eagle Scout project, a tool receptacle for Habitat for Humanity is now available for donating old or unused tools. The tools will be picked up and taken to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity to help people in need. The receptacle is located next to the front desk in the Rocky River Recreation Civic Center and will be available year round. We encourage everyone to go through their garages and tool boxes to look for items that they haven't used in years, duplicates, and small handheld power tools. If you have larger tools at home, please call (216) 429-3631 and Habitat for Humanity will come to your door to pick up the tools for you. 

Thank you for all of your support and kindness with these donations that will help Clevelanders in need.

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Fitness Classes & News!

Cindi Williams

Click on the month for the latest fitness classes.  

FITNESS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

SILVER SNEAKER CLASSES

JULY FITNESS SCHEDULE

FITNESS ANNOUNCEMENTS/CANCELLATIONS:

*NEW! Hip Hop Aerobics starting in June! Wednesdays

 at 5:30 PM! Join the fun! Click here for further information. 
  • Join us for PiYO starting Fridays at 8am! It combines Pilates and Yoga and non-stop movement--click here for additional information!

  • Zumba class have been added on Mondays at 6:00.  Enjoy exercise to up beat music.  You don't have to be able to dance, just move!

  • Christine Frey and 360 Fitness are available for Personal Trainers.

  • PURCHASE A FITNESS PUNCH PASS~ TRY OUT ALL OF OUR FITNESS CLASSES! 5,10,15 Punch Pass are available

Check-in at either the Front Desk (for Water Exercise) or Fitness Desk (upstairs) for all classes.

 

Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team

James Umerley

Be Your own Hero!

Whether everyday emergencies like injuries, fires, and outages, or large scale disasters, community preparedness starts with you. If you were there, would you be part of the problem or solution? The Westshore Regional Community Emergency Response Team (WSC) is offering free classes on topics such as disaster preparedness, emergency medical considerations, search and rescue procedures, fire suppression, disaster psychology, and more. The 20-hour FEMA course is conducted by local safety professionals. Westshore residents who are over 18 years of age, successfully complete training, and pass a background check are eligible for team membership. Visit www.westshorecert.org for more program and team information. Do your part to keep your family and our neighborhoods safe and prepared. Residents and anyone employed in the Westshore communities is eligible to participate. To register or for more information contact WSC Coordinator Julie Morron at (440) 356-5624 or jmorron@rrcity.com. Space is limited. Training begins in September 22, 29 (9a-3p) and Oct 6, 2018 (9a-1p). The three consecutive Saturday morning classes will be held at the City of Westlake Service Center.

Construction Update for June 29

James Umerley

CITY OF ROCKY RIVER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

 

First Energy is trimming trees in July – east of Wagar and north of Riverview (the area around Eastlook, Scenic, Dorothy, Eldora, etc. and in the areas around Morewood through Beaconsfield and Beachcliff Blvd. area neighborhood).  The First Energy contractor for tree trimming is Asplundh.  During their trimming scheduled in July - their large vehicles may be blocking the streets in these neighborhoods  – please use caution while traveling in the area.  If you have any questions or concerns about tree trimming – please contact City Hall at 440-331-0600 and we will have personnel from Asplundh contact you.

 

FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS: to receive specific updates by email or phone message by calling Rocky River City Hall at 440-331-0600.  The specific updates specific to a project will have more details about the project.  This construction update will give you general information.

 

Detroit Road Paving

 

The initial, intermediate layer of asphalt is installed -  castings and catch basins will remain exposed.  Road repairs have started in the construction zone: from the I-90 ramps to Lakeview on Detroit Road. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times; however, where street repairs are being made – there will be no turning lane available.  Please expect traffic delays in and near the construction repair zone.  That construction zone will continually move along Detroit – with a construction zone blocking one lane of traffic at a time and leaving 2 lanes of traffic maintained at all times.

 

Within the construction zone crossing ramps at the intersections will be replaced and concrete repairs will be made.   After road / concrete repairs are complete, then a final layer of asphalt will be installed from the Westlake line to Wooster and including a section of Wooster (just south of the Heinen’s driveway). The road repairs and paving for Detroit will continue through October 31st  Thank you for your patience regarding traffic delays near the road repair construction zone.  

 

The ODOT / Detroit Road paving project includes Wooster Road paving which will begin in late spring, 2019 as weather allows. (Wooster Road will be paved next year from Center Ridge to the Heinen’s driveway.)

 

If you would like specific updates as to how the construction / road repairs are progressing: please contact City Hall at 440-331-0600 to be placed on the specific Detroit Road paving update list. 

 

Lakeview / Hampton Sewer Improvements

 

Please note that one-way only traffic will be permitted on Lakeview and Hampton between Westway / Hilliard and Center Ridge and traffic is limited to local residents only.  No through traffic is allowed on Lakeview between Westway and Center Ridge and on Hampton between Center Ridge and Hilliard Blvd. 

 

Lakeview: An intermediate layer of asphalt has been installed on Lakeview – catch basins and other castings will be exposed.  Please expect delays on Lakeview between Center Ridge and Westway as crews will be adjusting exposed manholes and catch basin castings to prepare for the final layer of asphalt.  The final layer of asphalt will be scheduled once all adjustments are completed.

 

Hampton – concrete installation for the roadway is complete on the east side of the street.  Concrete will be poured for aprons next week as weather allows.  Parking is permitted on Lakeview and on Gasser Blvd.  If your apron does not have concrete installed on Monday or Tuesday, then it will be filled with stone for access during the remainder of the week.  Concrete installation for driveway aprons on the east side of Hampton will continue through the week of July 9th.

 

WEEK OF JULY 2ND: The contractor will be working on Monday and Tuesday and will not be working the remainder of the week (Wednesday, Thursday or Friday).  One-way traffic limits remain in effect.

 

If you would like specific updates as to how the construction / road repairs are progressing: please contact City Hall at 440-331-0600 to be placed on the specific Lakeview / Hampton Project update list. 

 

Laurel / Purnell Water Line Replacement

 

Service lines leading to homes on Laurel are completed – and temporary water lines are being removed. The road repair will be completed in conjunction with the Purnell road repair.

 

The contractor will be working on July 2nd and 3rd and will not be on site the rest of the week.  They will return on July 9th. 

 

The project is on schedule for an anticipated, late- August completion date if weather conditions allow.

 

 

If you would like specific updates as to how the construction / road repairs are progressing: please contact City Hall at 440-331-0600 to be placed on the specific Laurel / Purnell Water Line Project update list.  You will receive-  by email or phone - additional details regarding this project.

 

Riverwood & Homeland – Water Main Replacement

 

Water main replacement is scheduled to begin in July.  Homeland and Riverwood tree lawn tree removals begin on / after July 5th.

 

Homeland -  The water line replacement project will begin as soon as Cleveland Department of Water testing allows.   Please watch your front doors during water line work for flyers with messages from the contractor with emergency contact information and for alerts regarding temporary water outages.  There will not be temporary water lines installed for Homeland – the water line will be replaced – then the contractor will install your home’s connection to the new water main line.  There will be temporary water outages during the installation of those new service lines. Please watch your front door for notices regarding outages.

 

Riverwood – staging of equipment, materials and signs will being in July.  Tree lawn tree removals are scheduled after July 5th.  Temporary water service pipes, mats, etc. will be delivered and stored on site.  Once temporary water lines are approved, water line replacement work will begin (anticipated in late July / early August) as Cleveland Department of Water testing allows. Please watch your front doors during water line work for flyers with messages from the contractor (with emergency contact information and for alerts regarding temporary water outages).

 

Once temporary water lines are installed - please drive carefully.  There will be mats that protect the temporary water lines and valves and other devices that are included in the temporary water line system. 

 

For efficiency and safety reasons, the contractor requests that cars are not parked in the street during the water main projects.

 

If you would like specific updates as to how the construction / road repairs are progressing: please contact City Hall at 440-331-0600 to be placed on the specific Riverwood / Homeland Water Main update list.  You will receive -by email or phone- additional details regarding this project.

 

 

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Opportunity

James Umerley

Looking for a volunteer opportunity in the community?

The MEALS ON WHEELS program is in need of drivers.  Volunteers deliver meals to 6-9 recipients in our area.  Hours are from approximately 11:30-12:30 Mon.-Fri.  Substitutes are also needed to fill in when contacted by the volunteer coordinator.  If you are interested, please call the Meals on Wheels kitchen at 440-333-6298.

THANK YOU!

Quarterly Sanitary Sewer Bills

Jane Reich

The City recently mailed the quarterly sanitary sewer bills dated June 1, 2018 to Rocky River property owners.  Please watch for the arrival in your mailbox. Please click here for further information. 

Fire Hydrant Flushing

James Umerley

Fire Hydrant Flushing

May 2018 Hydrant Flushing

The City of Rocky River fire hydrant testing program has begun. Signs will be posted on the main roadway near the streets where hydrants will be flushed. During hydrant flushing, please run cold water for a few minutes to make sure the water runs clear. This includes running your washing machine through a cold water cycle without laundry. It is advised to not run laundry during and immediately after hydrant flushing. If there are any laundry issues that occur during hydrant flushing, please contact the Fire Department (440-331-0600).

Thank you.