You asked and we listened. During the 2015 Master Plan process, residents said they want North Olmsted to be a more attractive place to live, visit and invest. Improvements in the physical realm to our streetscapes, entranceways, neighborhoods and parks can enhance the appearance of the city and foster a greater sense of civic pride. To this end we are crafting a Gateways Plan which proposes exciting new enhancements at city entrance points, along major corridors and at other key locations in the community.
Just in time for warm weather, enjoy North Olmsted’s latest investment in bicycle infrastructure.
North Olmsted residents 60 and older or with disabilities now have a versatile new transportation option to get around town.
For many North Olmsted residents, logging into their personal computer is a simple task that allows them to connect with friends and family online. With the Senior Center’s recently-completed Discover Digital Literacy Pilot Program, twelve senior citizens learned important computer basics to embrace the digital world!
Mayor Kevin Kennedy’s administration recently released an overview of projects and initiatives the city has undertaken to improve North Olmsted’s drainage system. The exhibit documents a wide range of both storm water and sanitary system projects that, in combination, have reduced instances of flooding in the city after major storm events. City Engineer Pete DiFranco made a presentation to the Environmental Control Committee of City Council on Wednesday, November 9th in which he highlighted key accomplishments. DiFranco described the approach to tackle the issue of storm water management as “a wide range of effort, with projects large and small, public and private, new improvements and retrofits along with ongoing maintenance efforts.”
Country Club Boulevard is a gateway into North Olmsted’s retail, office and hospitality center for residents, workers and visitors entering the community from Interstate 480. In recent years, the aging infrastructure along this corridor created the need for the City to evaluate options for significant capital improvement. The Country Club Boulevard Streetscape Project will address the failing infrastructure of roadway and also vastly improve the visual impression of this corridor between Great Northern Boulevard and Victoria Lane.
The Golden Apple Movement is a grassroots effort to empower and encourage others to share random acts of kindness. Although the Golden Apple Movement’s roots have cultivated out of the City of North Olmsted, it is up to each person who has received a Golden Apple Movement card to spread kindness and compassion to others throughout all communities.
Even though the official North Olmsted Bicentennial year is now one for the history books, there is still plenty of exciting momentum happening on the historic preservation front! Click the links below to read more about the Thompson House relocation project, a unique partnership between the North Olmsted School Board, Landmarks Commission, Olmsted Historical Society & the Cleveland Metroparks dedicated to preserving an important piece of North Olmsted history.
North Olmsted’s got it! Two recent major development projects demonstrate that North Olmsted is a growing regional hub for traveler accommodations. A new Hampton Inn is now under construction at the southwest corner of Country Club Boulevard and Columbia Road. This 4-story, 118-room features an indoor pool, fitness center, meeting facilities and a large breakfast room. The hotel is expected to be open by August or September of 2016. The project was originally proposed in 2008 but faced several delays. Now back on track, the building construction is estimated at $9 million.
On August 7, 2015, the North Olmsted Senior Center celebrated its 35th anniversary. By way of history, the North Olmsted Senior Center was originally established in a storefront at Great Northern Plazas in 1977. A few years later, Human Resources Director Don Copeland applied for funds through various sources for capital construction and outfitting the new space with needed furnishings. In 1980 a CDBG grant was used to construct the building we know today, connected to the Community Cabin in North Olmsted Park.