City receives grant for master plan; request for Wooster/Shoreland turned down (Westlife)

By Sue Botos,

Rocky River

It was a case of good news, bad news last week as the city’s application for funds to develop a new master plan was accepted by the county. But a bid to fund a park at the corner of Shoreland Avenue and Wooster Road got a thumbs-down.

Mayor Pam Bobst told City Council at its Feb. 8 legislative session that the city has received a $60,000 grant from the Cuyahoga County Department of Development to update its master plan. The city applied for the funding in October to fulfill the city charter mandate calling for review of the plan every 10 years. The last master plan was approved in 2005.

“This is a guiding document that does not gather dust,” Bobst told West Life. “We refer to it a lot,” she added, remarking that the document is not only consulted by the city boards and commissions, but by outside interests, some of which may be interested in business opportunities. “It sends a message of how we view our future.”

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