This master redevelopment plan process focuses on repositioning valuable interstate frontage. The 50 acre site offers an opportunity to create a new gateway into Middleburg Heights, redefining a new "Civic Corridor" that leads to a central municipal campus. Multiple uses, including offices, retail and residential were considered and integrated into the city's vision to create a mixed-use and flexible development plan. Each new facility is positioned to take full advantage of views from the adjacent highway, maximizing the property's value. Development scenarios studied land ownership patterns, phased construction and the importance of providing access via a new road.
Green spaces, interlinked by a trail system, offer recreational options as well as provide connections to the Bagley Road and a nearby park, Middleburg Commons. Redefining this important property as a "front door" to the community, while attracting new uses and jobs to the city, strengthens Middleburg Heights' presence along Interstate 71. Sensitive site development considerations, the preservation of existing trees and a variety of included amenities ensures a true sense of place is created for this new campus and its connections to the nearby Metroparks and city center.