Collapse of plan for Beech Brook site in Pepper Pike in face of opposition may not bode well for sale

CLEVELAND, Ohio — One of the most contentious political debates in Northeast Ohio this year is not about the presidential election, control of the Senate or even the Ohio Statehouse corruption scandal.



a house that has a sign on the side of a road: Axiom Development announced in September that they and the project's investors scrapped plans to buy and develop the Beech Brook property at Lander Road and Chagrin Boulevard in Pepper Pike. Axiom wanted to build houses, townhouses, office space and retail on the property, Pepper Pike residents didn't want mixed-use development to take place at Beech Brook David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Axiom Development announced in September that they and the project’s investors scrapped plans to buy and develop the Beech Brook property at Lander Road and Chagrin Boulevard in Pepper Pike. Axiom wanted to build houses, townhouses, office space and retail on the property, Pepper Pike residents didn’t want mixed-use development to take place at Beech Brook David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

It’s about zoning in Pepper Pike.

Hundreds of yard signs bearing the phrase “No to Mixed-Use” are scattered throughout the small, well-to-do far-eastern suburb. They line the sidewalk-less residential streets as part of an effort that opposition organizer Manny Naft said aims to keep the city’s “bucolic” nature.



a sign in front of a house: Axiom Development announced in September that they and the project's investors scrapped plans to buy and develop the Beech Brook property at Lander Road and Chagrin Boulevard in Pepper Pike. Axiom wanted to build houses, townhouses, office space and retail on the property, Pepper Pike residents didn't want mixed-use development to take place at Beech Brook David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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