Monday, November 12, 2012
Solon voters decision to allow pet stores in certain retail districts means Petco can move in to Uptown Solon without an intensive planning process.
Under Solon's old zoning code, Petco wasn't allowed to move into Uptown Solon. But now that voters have amended the zoning code by passing Issue 89, Petco will be able to move into the shopping plaza as a permitted use, thereby clearing away any potentially time consuming planning processes, such as approval from the planning commission and city council. Planning Director Rob Frankland said he does not yet know when Petco plans to move into the shopping center. The company will have to obtain building and occupancy permits before they can open. Before the vote on Nov. 6, Solon's zoning code does not allow pet stores in shopping plazas and other retail-friendly areas zoned under the C-2 district, which is a "restricted commercial" setting …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A ballot issue to allow pet stores in certain retail areas was approved by the voters in Solon.
Pet store chain Petco will now be able to move into Uptown Solon after voters passed a zoning amendment. Voters overwhelmingly approved the amendment, which was supported by planning staff. The amendment allows pet stores in certain retail districts. The amendment had to pass citywide and in Ward 6, where Uptown Solon is located. Here are the full results:
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Check out the interactive map to find out which lights will be removed.
The City of Solon is hard at work on a project to improve the way its system of traffic lights works. But an analysis of the city's signals discovered five lights that aren't warranted based on the traffic patterns at those intersections. The city can keep unwarranted traffic lights, but would have to foot the bill to maintain the signals. So City Council voted Monday to remove three traffic signals. They are at these intersections: The other two lights are a different story. They are located at entrances to popular locations. The light at the entrance to the Cleveland Clinic's Solon Family Health Center on Bainbridge Road is unwarranted, according to the analysis, but the Cleveland Clinic has agreed to cover the cost of the light. Along …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Right now, pet stores are prohibited in retail-friendly commercial districts in Solon.
Solon's zoning code does not allow pet stores in shopping plazas and other retail-friendly areas, but city planners can't find a good reason why they shoudn't be allowed. Now planners have a good reason to allow for pet stores in these areas: The owner of Uptown Solon Shopping Center hopes to open a pet store in the plaza. Planning Director Rob Frankland said there is "no obvious planning rationale" for not allowing pet stores in the same zoning district that includes shopping centers, sit-down restaurants, banks and other office and retail uses. The zoning code would have to be amended for pet stores to be allowed, and that would require a public hearing and to have the amendment placed on the ballot in November. City Council referred the…
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Construction workers on the roof of the old Borders in Uptown Solon as a thunder storm moved in on Thursday morning. The Borders store is being converted into an Ulta.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Work has begun to renovate the old Borders location at Uptown Solon and turn it into the cosmetic store Ulta
The big retail space in Uptown Solon has been vacant since Borders closed in 2011. It won't be empty for much longer. DDR Corp., a Beachwood-based company that owns the plaza, announced last October that the space would be filled by cosmetic store Ulta. Now, as this photo shows, there's work being done to get the store ready for Ulta. A coming soon sign also hangs on the front of the building. Still, there's no firm date yet for a grand opening. Solon Patch will let you know as soon as we find out.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Local business in Solon and Glenwillow will host a holiday sale Thursday through Sunday at the vacant Borders store at Uptown Solon.
Local business in Solon and Glenwillow will host a holiday sale at the vacant Borders store at Uptown Solon. The sale, which begins 5 p.m. Thursday and runs through 5 p.m. Sunday, will feature steep discounts from a number of local businesses. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to parent organizations that help the Solon City Schools: The Solon Council of PTAs, Solon Athletic Booster, Solon Music Parents and Solon Academic Boosters. DJs from 96.5 KISS FM will be on hand Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with raffles and prize giveaways. For more information, check out the PDF attached to this article.
Friday, October 21, 2011
The cosmetic store Ulta will move into the space formerly occupied by Borders in Solon
The big, empty retail space at the end of the Uptown Solon shopping plaza won't be empty for long. DDR Corp., a shopping center company that owns the location, said that Ulta, the cosmetic store, will be moving into the space in Solon, according to the Plain Dealer. There's no details on when Ulta will open in Solon. That space at the end of the plaza was once home to Borders, which shuttered all of its stores earlier this year.