Now that the holidays are behind us, we can look forward to spring and thank our lucky stars that we have not yet had any significant snowfalls! There will be plenty of activity going on in our city in the coming months and I wanted to share some of this information with you.
Two new residential developments, Woodridge Place on Dunbar Road and Eastwood Glen on Eastwood are in the midst of construction with 121 new homes planned. Commercial development will continue with several of the businesses on the Circle opening in March. Construction on the Jaber development which will feature Sutton Bank, a Crimson Cup coffee shop and possibly a sandwich shop is moving along quickly because of the mild weather we've been having and the former Cortabella's restaurant is being renovated for the opening of the new-to-this-area, Danny Boy's. We welcome the addition of this very popular northeast Ohio restaurant to the city's list of great eating facilities and hope our residents enjoy the many menu selections they will be offering and visit often!
The Danbury senior living complex on East Avenue should open in the fall and construction on the first phase of The Village at Town Center (the Testa project on North Avenue) will hopefully begin this year.
Speaking of North Avenue . . . the project that will really enhance one of our main arteries but also cause a lot of headaches, is the North Avenue reconstruction project. The purpose of this project is to improve traffic flow by adding turn lanes where warranted, to remove turning traffic from the through-traffic flow and to improve the drainage system. It will begin in April and must be completed in 300 days. While northbound traffic from Tallmadge Circle will be maintained during construction, southbound traffic from Heritage Drive to the Circle will be detoured for up to 200 days. When completed, the Overdale Drive intersection will be upgraded with new curbs, sidewalks, drainage, lighting, pavement markings and new signage.
So please bear with us, the next few months will bring lots of building activity in and around the Circle, a major road project with detours, 2 or 3 new eating places and 2 new housing developments that should have some "spec homes" completed by mid-summer. Sometimes "progress" necessitates some sacrifice but all in all, I believe these projects will greatly benefit our residents. One sure thing . . . Tallmadge is on a roll!