BEREA, Ohio — At its Monday (Oct. 5) meeting, Berea City Council unanimously passed an ordinance authorizing Mayor Cyril Kleem to apply for Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency funds to investigate potential transportation connectivity options.
NOACA’s Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative Planning Studies Program “assists communities and public agencies with integrated transportation and land use planning projects that strengthen community livability,” according to the legislation.
If the city’s application receives approval, Berea will enter into a contract with NOACA and the Ohio Department of Transportation.
“What (the city would like to do is) apply for a grant that would enable a study of all modes of transportation … and really look from the campus of City Hall out through this whole area to get some recommendations,” explained Safety Director/Law Director Barbara Jones.
Ideas would be generated for determining ways to better link Berea’s downtown district and Coe Lake