40 South News reports that Richmond Heights is considering a plan to replace the building at Big Bend and Clayton with an urgent care facility.
The owner of one of the operating businesses in the occupied building, which has an assessed value per acre of $644k, is none too happy about it:
Jon Paul had several comments. He said he heard about the plan on Thursday last week.
“They’re taking away the nostalgic look of the town with all this building **** that they’re doing that looks like crap,” he said. “It’s a historical building and it could have been redone to where it would look phenomenal. The people who are doing it want to buy the building and tear it down and Richmond Heights is letting them do it. There’s nothing we can do.”
I couldn’t find any renderings or site plans on the Richmond Heights website. One has to go in person to Richmond Heights City Hall 8:30-5:00 M-F to see related documentation. Pretty pathetic transparency. I suppose such a small city just doesn’t have the capacity to inform citizens by putting such things online. Here is the meeting agenda for the Plan and Zoning Commission which will meet August 24th at 7 pm.
PUBLIC HEARING: PETITION 2017- 10: TAUC Properties LLC, Mark Harriman, Joe Godfrey, Dr. Matt Bruckel seeking Site Plan Review to permit the construction of an urgent care medical facility at 1005 S. Big Bend Blvd.
The petition and rendering is posted on the Richmond Heights website Plan and Zoning approved the plan.
Update 9/5/2017: Richmond Heights City Council approved the project.