City of Shaker Heights
Van Aken on Track
July 2013 

We are continuing to move toward a new Van Aken district. Small, but signficant steps are being taken. Hungry for more information? Visit

The Vision  


After years of baffling and frustrating drivers, the Van Aken intersection is changing. This district has the potential to transform the future of Shaker Heights. A vibrant transit-oriented downtown filled with shops, restaurants, homes, offices and green space promises a wide range of experiences - day or night. We support a thriving, sustainable vision for our city, one in which all can work, live and play.

Last up: 
The roadway construction will be ready to bid in the fall with construction beginning early 2014.
Lomond Alley, connecting Lomond to Wendy's, has been re-paved. The paving complements a recent facelift to the adjacent parking lot behind Juma Gallery and MotoPhoto & Portrait Studio. This row of thriving businesses demonstrates what the Van Aken district can deliver.
Next up: 
In anticipation of the roadway reconfiguration, Dominion East Ohio will replace gas lines in the district prior to the beginning of construction.
We're adding to our list of similar or inspiring projects. See them at Van Aken on Track.  
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