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Sellers of Cleveland Homes, 1988-1996
A survey of people who sold their home in the City of Cleveland during 1996, coupled with the results of similar surveys in 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1992 (and with other data including surveys of homebuyers), indicates the following: movement out of Cleveland is declining; satisfaction with city services is increasing, particularly police protection and snow removal; although satisfaction with police protection is increasing, safety is the dominant concern; most movers with school-aged children who leave the city shift their children from parochial, private, or other non-public schools to suburban public schools; and During the 1990s, progress has been achieved...
Public Policy and “Rural Sprawl”: Lessons from Northeast Ohio
This report presents an in-depth, micro-level look at land use and development in a
traditionally rural, but now rapidly growing, county in northeast Ohio; it also explores the policy
framework relevant to that development.
Medina County, which lies southwest of Cuyahoga County and its central city, Cleveland,
is experiencing rapid population growth and loss of farmland. Whereas residential development
previously occurred in platted subdivisions in the cities or villages, recently construction of singlefamily
homes on five-to-ten acre parcels on rural roads has greatly increased.
By default public policy has been to promote unplanned growth. Rather than coordination
or collaboration between governmental jurisdictions or levels, or between various governmental
Useful Life Financing of Environmental Facilities
"The Useful Life paper addresses the question ofwhether the capacity of municipalities to
fund environmental needs can be significantly increased by (A) amortizing debt issued to
finance environmental facilities over periods that are reflective of the useful lives ofthe
financed facilitiest rather than (B) using the more typical practice of amortizing the debt
over periods significantly shorter than the useful lives of the financed facilities" -- Cover Letter of White Paper.
Peg Bobel interview, 2008
Personal connection to area. Interested in land conservancy and sustainable economic development of lower valley. Exce. Dir. of Cuyahoga Valley Assn from '89 to '01. Wrote Trail Guide and other booklets. Worked with Sierra Club. Grew up in Akron; became interested in nature through Virginia Kendall Park and Monro Falls; led to environmentalism. Hosted first Heritage Corridor meeting. Trails Council and John Debo promote Metroparks connection concept. Making the perfect place to live. Love of Ledges. Penchant for writing leads to newsletters for Sierra Club and Trails Council, then park books, trailguides. Her fave is "Beyond Cleveland on Foot". Volunteerism...
Joel Testa interview, 24 June, 2008
Background in Industrial Design; COO of Testa Companies, designing commercial real estate; developed business processes into systems base; President of Homebuilders Assn. Specialize in gov't. projects for special needs. 50 employees produce 1500 homes/yr. With loft conversion popularity he wanted green tech and modern flexibility, i.e., bring Manhattan lifestyle to downtown Akron (mixed-use facility). Wanted connection to rail. TIFF financing pays for staircase to tracks. Build shell, let others develop the inside. Testa likes the challenge of developments within greenspace; buiding around nature. Built 9 houses on Coburn St., then developed Cascade Village and Elizabeth Park. Frustrated by communities that...
Birdie Smith interview, 24 June, 2008
Volunteer tour guide before it became a park. Mid '70s bus tour training by Ron Tolland and Sue Garland. Land for park acquired by eminent domain tatics. Valley threatened by hamburger stands and factories. Transition from dump site to Beaver Pond; return of wildlife. League of Women Voters lobby federal gov't.; Ford signs bill authorizing park. Personal history and education. Met husband on bus trip to D.C. She worked for geophysical lab during WW2. Bought lot in Walton Hills for sake of outdoors. Currently working on park's resource files and guiding train tours. Historical overview of area and natural resourses....
Pete Henderson interview, 24 June, 2008
Employment background in city and regional planning required by Cuyahoga Community Council. Local government, schools threatened by reduction in tax base. Other concerns: traffic, deer, gypsy moth. Preserve farm reservation projects. Collaboration with schools to compensate for lost tax revenue. Land acquistion through eminent domain.
Michael Owen interview, 24 June, 2008
Background in real estate and art. Created network between creative people and revitalization. Self employed as a consultant for Cascade Locks; set out to create an arts district. Northside Project Ice House renovation with choreographer, David Shimotakahara. Northside intended to be magnet for Metropark visitors. Saddened over damage done by 'urban renewal". Rails against local leaders and entrenched old boy network. Looks back on transformation of the area. Credits two local entrepreneurs. Joy of being a Northside Irregular.
Dan Rice interview, 2008
BA in History; Curator for Summit County Historical Society; MA in American History. Great appreciation for local history. Challenged to make it relevant. Canal made it easy as economic engine driving Ohio, thanks to Regula, Seiberling. Dan got involved as a volunteer, then Chaired education committee, became VP; hired on. From '94 to present, staff of 5; cash assets grow exponentially. Preservation of Howe House. Development partnerships; building network. Tony Troppe's use of canal as marketing tool. Seiberling, Regula, Wm O. Douglas: Great Allegheny Passage to DC. Allan Simpson's work. Sustainability through education, participation of kids to pass on stewardship....
David Whited interview, 24 June, 2008
Background in Landscape Architecture; Chief of Planning & Development for Park District. Oversee new bike trails, towpath completion, land acquisitions; all fun! Monroe Falls, Nature Realm; recycle and reuse. Partnerships to develop Cascade Valley Park. Theraputic, relaxing place: Heritage Corridor, Metroparks. Security issues. RR underpass is Resource sustainability issues. Cascade Locks fundraising. Home for Schumaker Office gargoyles: library window. 25 yrs of pushing for standards of development. Summit County Metroparks is 4th largest in state; 2nd oldest park district (1921). Variety of themes.stalling downtown trail. New Canal Park bridge; path over interstate. Designated Park areas display history. Previously untravelled, now...
Christine Freitag interview, 2008
Christine Freitag, curator of Botany at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and native of Akron talks about her work with Ohio's conservation effort, focusing primarily on the the impact on the natural landscape, wildlife, and environment in the region.
Dean Perry interview, 24 June, 2008
Career path and list of duties operating 33,000 acre park with 127 miles of trail. Describes early reclamation and preservation of towpath, trails and tourist sites. Visitor Center and Locks restoration under direction of John Debo, with gov't support from Regula and Seiberling. Outline of work to restore Towpath Trail, bridge, other trail features, Gleason Farm, Evert Village. Great Flood of 2003. Remediation of flood damage to Visitor Centers. Importance of volunteerism, John Debo.
Elain Marsh interview, 2008
Personal connections to Northeast Ohio; conoeing on along canal near Independence, camping out with family, education at Kent State, hot summer nights sleeping in the Valley's deserted spots. Hiked in area. Limited access afforded privacy. Sierra Club work as early adult. Loves beauty and mystery of night sky off Virginia Kendall and Wordsworth's metaphysics. Paddles with husband. More on river paddling, early '80s work as Friends of Crooked River to cleanup pollution. Names people at first (kitchen table) meeting. Met 13 of 19 goals. Looking ahead to River Day (goal). Pulling out 113 cars (many from '40s and '50s) from...
Tom Fritsch interview, 2008
Master's degree in Geography from Univ of Akron. Works in Metro Area Transportation Study Division of Akron. Mapping short- & long-range plans for federal funding. Became activist in college. Motivated by article in Akron Beacon Journal; toured park. Conducted schoolbus tours; helped in Beaver Pond and other park cleanup projects. Joined Sierra Club to help preserve Valley. Personal connection to Valley and help in developing trails. Creation of Cuyahoga Valley Trail Council. Personal reflections on hiking the park trails. Balance between preservation and tourism. Return of wildlife to park. Need for bridge on Brandywine Creek and bike and equestrian trails.
Bridget Garvin interview, 24 June, 2008
Bridget Garvin gives background, childhood memories in Toledo, and inspiration to work in the perservation field. Describes Cascade Locks,including some history, benefits, and passion to curb suburban sprawl.Garvin notes some milestones in using the Cascade Locks to link the city as a boost to the economy, rather then just a park. Discusses fundraising challenges, donors, political supporters.Virginia Wojno-Forney began the project and Garvin picked it up in 2001. Describes Cascade Mill, and Schumacher Sites along the trailand what types of entertainment to expect once bridge is in place. Historical information and visitor center will round out experience.Garvin gives some interesting...
Tom Long interview, 2008
Design and parks development expert gives his background information. City/Park partnership working towards completing 8 developmental units. Plans for towpaths, bridge, and exposed canal. Birth of CLPA and movement toward Grand Opening as more organizations got involved. Fundraising for Schumacher Mill Site restoration and waterwheel project. Plans for the Richard Howe house. Economic development as parks attract younger generation. Pros, cons, and changes in development process. Discusses how plan has changed from the original. Great accomplishments; trail system, preservation, scenic byway, new signs/logo.
Tom and Bertha Jones interview, 24 June, 2008
Personal and family history. Tom builds campground; Bertha was town clerk. They built house on Tuxall Road, lived there for 20 years, now rent home from Park. More of Tom and Bertha's early memories. Tom's experiences photographing Towpath from Lake Erie to Dover and bringing Blossom Music Festival to Cuyahoga Valley. Betha's horse-and-buggy stories of her father's treks along Ledges. Eminent Domain forces them to sell property. Process of sale of house. Tom's involvement in preserving valley through Metropark idea. Tom's photography and scenic notecards. Cuyahoga Valley Photo Society. Notecards is Betha's idea. Over 200 images selling up to 12,000...
Jen Maurer interview, 2008
Maurer gives her background infomation. Explains strategic plan to preserve and rehab CVNP. Historical benefits for public outweigh disagreements. Uniqueness of Mustill house and store. Interpretative art projects for the public at Mustill House we're not used much by public. Virginia Wojno-Forney was the visionary for a successful restoration.