Cleveland Planning Commission Considers Plan To Enhance Historic Gateway To City

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - by Hollie Webb
The Cleveland Municipal Planning Commission is considering a plan designed to enhance an historic gateway to the city.

The commission voted Tuesday to table the proposed plan to create an "Inman Street East Zoning District"  for one month. Planning commission members want to study the details more closely before taking any action.

The proposed new zoning district would create a zone specifically for the eastern portion of Inman Street, city planners said. Due to the size and shape of the lots in the area, and the current commercial highway zoning, little room is left for development once setbacks and impervious requirements are met.

The goal is to create an area similar to the central business district in order to encourage quality development, the planning commission was told.

Current businesses would be grandfathered into any new district.

The planning commission did approve a recommendation to create an Interstate Zoning District for the interstate corridor through the city. The proposal now will go to the Cleveland City Council for a vote.

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