Euclid Part of 5 City Housing Inventory
Five first-ring suburbs, including Euclid, have been awarded a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to undertake a property inventory through Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities. Beginning mid-July, trained surveyors (wearing bright colored t-shirts/vests and carrying handheld computers) will be in Euclid collecting data on each parcel and structure. The surveyors will photograph and rate each parcel based on exterior condition. This rating will be combined with other data in a web-based tool that can be used for decision making, planning and identifying interventions. This is all part of our commitment to improve our housing stock and our neighborhoods.
The project will result in a current inventory of parcels, a written report, and an interactive web-based tool through Dynamo Metrics that can be used for data driven decisions and can be easily updated for long term use. The five communities involved are Euclid, South Euclid, Maple Heights, Garfield Heights, and Warrensville Heights. All communities have been hit hard by the housing crisis, have aging housing stock, have limited resources, but are excited to utilize this opportunity to improve housing and strengthen neighborhoods while exploring regional approaches to improve revitalization efforts. We look forward to sharing the results with you. For more information, see the www.wrlandconservancy.org or www.cityofeuclid.com.
Kirsten Holzheimer Gail
Mayor Kirsten Gail and Councilwoman Laura Gorshe