Cleveland Heights goes out for new development proposals on Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook site

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Coming off of a long, drawn-out and unsuccessful development bid for the Cedar-Lee-Meadowbrook site, city officials wasted little time in seeking new proposals.

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Upon its return from August recess, City Council planned on Tuesday (Sept. 8) to authorize Acting City Manager Susanna Niermann O’Neil to issue another round of Requests for Qualifications and Preliminary Development Proposals (RFP/RFQ’s) on the 4.8-acre site.

Back on July 20, the preliminary agreement expired between the city and the proposed developer, Cedar Lee Connection after a third 90-day extension had been granted in the midst of the coronavirus public health emergency.

“Unfortunately, the City and Cedar Lee Connection were unable to reach a consensus on certain elements to be included in the proposed development agreement for the project by the deadline,” a memo in last week’s council packet stated, effectively ending two years of negotiations.

This led to city

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