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The City of Brooklyn is seeking proposals for an all-inclusive review, update and rewrite of its Planning and Zoning Code a swell as the zoning map which will be revised to correlate with the new code.  The City's expectation is that by engaging in such a process, all stakeholders - the citizens of Brooklyn, property owners in the city, the business community and the public servants entrusted with their livelihood - will have confidence in the outcome of this work, leading to a fully updated Planning and Zoning Code and map that is representative of the community's best interests.  

The Planning and Zoning Code Request for Proposal is open from January 13, 2021 until February 5, 2021 when all proposals are due.  Please contact Jeremy Rowan, Economic Development and Planning Director at jrowan@brooklynohio.gov or 216-635-4289 with questions.  

Planning and Zoning Code RFP - Reference Documents

2020 Master Plan

Existing Planning and Zoning Code

 

Join the Cuyahoga County Solar Co-Op! 

In recent years, rooftop solar has become an increasingly common and affordable way to reduce household energy costs while decreasing reliance on fossil fuels.  Now, residents of Cuyahoga County have an opportunity to join the County’s 2021 Solar Co-op.  The Co-op – which is offered in partnership with Solar United Neighbors (a nonprofit solar advocacy group) – enables its members to save money by negotiating below market rate group pricing.  In addition to the existing 26% federal tax credit, co-op members generally save 15-20% off the cost of their system.  Members also receive an education concerning all aspects of rooftop solar and vendor-neutral support throughout the entire process.

Join the movement!  Ninety-nine households participated in Cuyahoga County’s 2020 Co-op.  Each of these households is predicted to save an estimated $10,000 - $25,000 over 25 years.  In addition, participants have significantly reduced the amount of carbon and other pollutants that they emit into the environment. 

Interested?  Visit www.solarunitedneighbors.org/CCOH  Attend an online information session by clicking on ‘Events’ at the top of the webpage.  Sessions are currently scheduled for Wednesday, January 20th, at 6:00 PM and Thursday, February 11th, at 6:00 PM.  Topics covered will include:

  • Tax incentives
  • Financing options
  • Technical advances
  • Costs and warranties
  • Batteries and car charging ports

Membership is free with no cost or obligation. Co-op members can quit at any time.  Whether you are already considering solar panels for your own home, or are simply interested in learning more, your participation is welcome.