The Van Aken District:
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Vision made Shaker Heights special. Vision can also make it sustainable.

A hundred years ago, Shaker Heights was conceived as a residential community like no other - a model for other cities to emulate for generations. Now Shaker Heights reinvents itself as a place not only to live but also to work. A place with shops and restaurants as amazing as the homes that surround them.

Why do we think Shaker Heights can succeed in making such a substantive change? Because of the people who live here. It is our drive, creativity and vision that will propel us.


The City secured $18.5 million to reconfigure the roadway where Van Aken meets Chagrin.

The roadway construction will be ready to bid in the fall with construction beginning early 2014.

Shaker Starbucks Seeks to Stay in Van Aken District

April 11,2013 - Starbucks and the City of Shaker Heights are working together to keep the Shaker Starbucks open until construction begins in the Van Aken District in January 2014. Starbucks is actively looking for a new location in the District which will provide an even better experience for the Shaker Heights community.

For more updates visit Van Aken on Track.

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