Noble Neighbors News
Next Noble Neighbors meeting:
First Tuesday of each month, 7pm. We rotate where we meet between the public meeting places in the neighborhood.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7pm at Central Bible Baptist Church
2285 Noble Road
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 7pm at Noble Road Presbyterian Church
2780 Noble Road
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 7pm at Bethel Church
2706 Noble Road
Surveys and Studies in the Noble area
At our February meeting, Dr. Mark Chupp and Nina Holzer from CWRU launched our Noble Neighborhood Community Assessment. We are viewing every property on each street and noting the use and condition of each property. Scroll down to read more about the project below in CWRU studies Noble Neighborhood. Please note these dates for the project:
February 3rd, 2015 - 7 PM @ Noble Road Presbyterian Church
Noble Neighbors Community Meeting - Introductory meeting between SASS 478 students and neighborhood residents
February 7th, 2015 - 9 AM to 1 PM @ Police Academy
Field Surveys in Noble Neighborhood
February 14th, 2015 - 9 AM to 1 PM @ Police Academy
Monticello and Noble, 2nd floor meeting room
Field Surveys in Noble Neighborhood
March 3rd, 2015 - 7 PM @ Central Bible Baptist Church
Noble Neighbors Meeting - Preliminary Field Survey Findings Presentation
April 7th, 2015 - 7 PM @ Noble Road Presbyterian Church
Noble Neighbors Meeting - Case File Presentation
Flyer Distribution for April 26 event
While it may have been a good idea to distribute flyers while we were surveying the neighborhood, mounds of snow and freezing temps prohibited that activity. Instead, when the weather breaks and the sidewalks are safe, we will need an army of folk who will go door-to-door with flyers. This is a critical point of communication for us. We're inviting all residents, businesses and institutions to participate in the event. It's all about creating a reason to draw people into the neighborhood to attend the real estate open houses.
Remember, every effort we are undertaking will impact your property value. We're all working together to boost neighborhood sales and values. Your time investment will be well worth your effort!
Sign up to distribute flyers at a Noble Neighbors meeting or by emailing us at NobleNeighbors@gmail.com
CWRU studies Noble Neighborhood
CWRU graduate students will join Noble Neighbors this winter and early spring to survey every property in the Noble area and study our neighborhood around four topics: Housing, Retail, Safety and Children/Youth. We'll kick off our efforts at our February 3, 2015 meeting as we organize for tasks and into focus groups. Learn more about this partnership by clicking here.
Noble Community-Wide Home & Yard Sale - April 26, 2015
ALL Noble area residents, institutions and businesses are invited to help draw visitors to our neighborhood on Sunday afternoon, April 26, 2015. EVERYONE is invited to pitch in during the month of April to clean up and spruce up our front yards and public areas so we can put on our best face!
Real estate agents will host open houses all over the neighborhood. Contact CH Community Relations - 216-291-2323 for information about including your open house in the event promotions.
Residents are encouraged to host a yard sale at their homes. Work with your neighbors and street associations to make your street's yard sales particularly attractive! Make a fabulous sign together to place on Monticello or Noble. Maybe you can host something special to attract more buyers - musicians or performers? Lemonade stands? Bake sales? Your street can have the best sales! Your spring cleaning efforts can earn you some cash!
Institutions - churches, non-profits, and city sites - are welcome to showcase your best to attract newcomers to your organization. You could hold your own sale, offer a workshop, host an event for kids or let us all hear your choir!
Business are invited to attract new customers with a sidewalk sale, sandwich specials, or new signage. Work together with your business neighbors to make your district irresistible. Hire a jazz band to perform outdoors, join together to create special flower plantings, or hang banners promoting your district.
Our goal is to boost our home sales, increase traffic in our business districts and raise the level of community involvement for our Noble area. EVERY effort you make will help. THANK YOU for all you are doing to contribute!
Download a copy of the flyer by clicking here. Print it with on light colored paper and hand it out on your street, at your business, or to your congregation.
Roll over the "About" tab and note the Blog link in the drop-down menu. We've added this feature to create an archive of stories about our neighborhood, and so we don't lose the good news when an event is over and the announcement is gone. You are welcome to participate! Read the Web Site Navigators blog about your role.
Read the latest blog, Neighborhood Survey Kickoff
News of Interest
Proposed East Side Greenway bikeway thru Noble Neighborhood
Steve Litt wrote an article in the PD about the planning for an East Side Greenway (hike and bike routes). If the plans are implemented, they would have a major positive effect on our neighborhood.
The link to the article is: http://www.cleveland.com/architecture/index.ssf/2015/01/preliminary_version_of_east_si.html
There is also a survey. It would be great if a lot of people took it to show that there is interest in the proposal.
The link to the survey is: https://esg.metroquest.com/ .
[Editors note: this survey is way too cool. You've got to check this out!]
Reading Tutors Needed in the Schools
Reaching Heights has contacted Noble Neighbors asking for people to volunteer as reading tutors for our elementary school kiddos during the school days. View their web site for more information: http://www.reachingheights.org/#!many-villages-tutoring/c1t8u
Reaching Heights folk can also direct you to school officials if you'd like to tutor during their after-school programs.
Noble School staff starts clothing pantry
Noble Elementary School staff are responding to the needs they see in their classroom by starting a "clothing pantry." They are accepting gently used children's clothing as donations. Read more by clicking here.
FutureHeights appoints Noble Neighbor
Congratulations to Susan, a Noble Neighbor, who has been appointed as a FutureHeights board member. FutureHeights is supporting our efforts in the Noble neighborhood by publishing our articles in the Heights Observer and by advocating for us. Their newest initiative, the Community Capacity-Building Program, will benefit our neighborhood and others with leadership training and small grant offerings.
We're very glad to have Susan represent us and to help tell our story to other folks who are working to improve Cleveland Heights. We all will thrive when each neighborhood is well supported. Read more about FutureHeights by clicking here.
Meet Your Police - at the Police Academy
Thursday, March 5, 2014, 6 - 8pm
One of the City's responses to the concerns we expressed at the April 29, 2014 Community Meeting is to change the location of the Meet Your Police event to the Police Academy on Noble at Monticello. On the first Thursday of every month, the police will be in our neighborhood to meet with us (and any other Cleveland Heights resident). On the other Thursdays, the police will return to City Hall where they have been meeting us for years. Let's take advantage of this!!
Click here for the City web page announcement.
CH Resident Survey Results
In July 2014, the City of Cleveland Heights sent a survey about city services to 1200 randomly selected residents. The results are now posted to the city's web page, which you can access by clicking here. Follow the links to a summary article and to the full report.
Smart Phone reporting app
Cleveland Heights has an mobile way for smart phone users to report problems to the city. Access Cleveland Heights app users on iPhones or Androids can take a picture and write a short note about a problem they encounter. Although the app is only a few days old, already people have reported water leaks, tall grass, debris, and potholes on city-owned and private properties. We can view the address and status for each report, too. Other features of this app include City News, City Calendar, City Council contacts and several other options.
Click here to link to the City's web page about the Access Cleveland Heights app. Then, take your smart phone with you on your walks in the Noble Neighborhood!
You don't have a smart phone? No problem! Click here to link to the web page version OR go to clevelandheights.com > Residents >Access Cleveland Heights > Service Requests.
Maps of CH data
Chanda Neely of the Northeast Ohio Media Group published an article on May 2, 2014 about the proposed community redevelopment plans that City Council is proposing. Attached to this article are several maps of great interest to us in the Noble Area. Click here for my copy-and-paste version of that article. Alternately, you can go to cleveland.com and enter the article title into the search box to view it: Cleveland Heights considers citywide tax incentive program for new construction, home renovations
Noble Neighbors Map
Exactly where is the Noble Neighbors area? This question is popping up more often, which is a good thing! It demonstrates that people want to be included and want to know what areas will benefit by our collective efforts. Under the "About" tab, you will now find "Maps" in the drop-down menu. The geography is defined by the five census tracts that abut Noble Road, but we certainly welcome other interested people. For example, a few people who live near Noble but are south of Mayfield have joined us as well as residents who live in South Euclid in the area east of Quilliams, north of Covington and west of Belvoir. Without a doubt, they have the same concerns for safety and attractiveness for their area and want to extend the revitalization to their neighborhoods. It's going to "take a village" to see our village thrive, so the more the merrier!
Noble Neighbors: we encourage you to print the map so you can walk or drive along streets that you usually don't travel. Get to know more of your neighborhood. Notice the growing list of streets on our "About" page. We have people who have signed up for Noble Neighbors in every section of our neighborhood.
Click here for a quick link to the maps page.