Doing Business in The Friendly City

Property Values Increase

Our property values are assessed every six years by the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer for the Tax Commissioner for the State of Ohio in what they refer to as a mass appraisal. We have been notified that our residential values have increased by 13% and our commercial/industrial properties have increased by 12%. This places us in the top 10% of communities in Cuyahoga County. It also qualifies us as the 6th top community out of 59.

Guiding the Permit Process

A business owner is welcome to meet informally with the Economic Development Director to have a preliminary pre-application discussion during the permit development phase to brainstorm ideas and discuss design concepts. Our office hopes you will find this to be beneficial to your business as the goal is to help you streamline the process to help your business.

Relocation or Expansion Resources

The Office of Community and Economic Development is charged with domestic and international business relocation and expansion efforts for the city. The office provides various services to assist companies and their representatives with the expansion and relocation process. In addition, our qualified team is always available to help if questions arise.

To simplify the often difficult process of establishing or relocating a new business, we have gathered the information that is most commonly utilized during the growth process and organized it for your convenience. Please contact the Office of Community and Economic Development at 216-587-6500

Zoning Map

To identify the appropriate zoning for your business type refer to Zone Map (PDF).

Infrastructure / Utilities

Warrensville Heights has fully developed utilities available for business and residential consumers, with gas supplied by Dominion, electricity supplied by First Energy. Cable, phone and internet are supplied through Spectrum and AT&T Cleveland . Water and sewer service is supplied by the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

Warrensville Heights Master Plan

A municipal master plan is a city’s map of how to create and maintain a quality way of life for its residents and businesses in both the immediate and long‐term future. It considers demographic trends within the city, region and state, as well as land use and economic conditions to determine how a community can achieve its vision of how it would like to be. At its core, the master planning process is a city’s own articulation of sustainability: how it will become and remain an economically viable, socially fulfilling and environmentally healthy place.

A master plan is intended to be a clear and practical guide on which to base future decisions regarding land use, infrastructure, other capital improvements and services. The purpose of examining and updating Warrensville Heights’s Master Plan is to document the numerous and complex changes that have occurred within Warrensville Heights and the region since 2002 and to reevaluate the policies and recommendations in light of those changes. View a full description

Northfield-Warrensville Multimodal Connectivity Plan

The Northfield-Warrensville Multi-modal Connectivity Plan is a planning project that continues previous work in the study area, based on the combined interests and needs of the involved communities: Warrensville Heights, Shaker Heights, Highland Hills and North Randall. The focus of the plan is providing and improving multi-modal connectivity. Currently, the study area is auto-dominant with limited viable options for alternate mode travel. Incorporating multi-modal connectivity with infrastructure that accommodates motorized vehicles, transit, bicycles and pedestrians within the existing roadway network, would transform the area. View full report

To learn more, email our Economic Development team.