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MetroHealth Behavioral Health Hospital Opens Its Doors This Week

On October 8, 2022, the MetroHealth Cleveland Heights Behavioral Health Hospital will open its doors to adults and seniors who need inpatient care for behavioral health. Its adolescent unit will open next June.

The 112-bed hospital on the campus of the MetroHealth Cleveland Heights Medical Center at 10 Severance Circle is designed for short-term stays for people with mood disorders, addiction, and other behavioral health needs. 

The $42 million project added a three-story, 79,000-square-foot building and renovated 21,000 square feet of space in the existing facility, and is believed to be the largest investment in behavioral health in Northeast Ohio in at least 30 years.

The MetroHealth Cleveland Heights Behavioral Health Hospital will serve 5,000 patients annually, create 225 new jobs, and provide an estimated $340,000 in income tax revenue to Cleveland Heights.

Check out these recent stories about this critically needed health care facility.

Adding needed beds for mental health: MetroHealth about to open $42M Behavioral Health Hospital in Cleveland Heights

CLEVELAND, Ohio — While some area health systems are contracting, MetroHealth System is expanding with the region’s largest investment in behavioral health in decades…

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3News exclusive

Inside MetroHealth's new Behavioral Health Hospital in Cleveland Heights

Built with a purpose

MetroHealth’s new behavioral health facility an opportunity to impact overall community wellness

Integrating behavioral health across the continuum of care while addressing the acute need for more services is the goal of a new behavioral health hospital MetroHealth says will bring a powerful new set of capabilities to Northeast Ohio.



The Cleveland Heights Happy 5k/10k Race!!

The day is finally here! If you haven't registered, don't worry—you can still sign up on-site. And if you're not running, you can still come out, enjoy the fun, and cheer on your neighbors!

We hope to see you there!

Trick-or-Treating 2022

Will be held

Monday, October 31

from 6:00–8:00 pm

Express Yourself!

ARPA Feedback Still Needed

The City continues to ask people to fill out a public input form to prioritize different possible areas of investment and suggest specific ways ARPA funds might be spent.

If you haven't filled out the public input form, please share your thoughts with the City today!

 Fill out the ARPA Public Input Form 
Learn more about the City's ARPA Funding and Process

 Draft Severance Town Center Vision Statement

The Cleveland Heights Board of Control is asking for feedback on a newly drafted Vision Statement for Severance Town Center.


Severance Town Center is located in the heart of Cleveland Heights. Its history, first as a private estate, then as a ground-breaking regional mall, and most recently as a struggling retail center, is reflective of the history of the City itself. This status quo is no longer acceptable, and its future is of the utmost importance to the City. The City is committed to working diligently toward a vision for the redevelopment and re-imagination of Severance Town Center.


As the heart of Cleveland Heights, Severance Town Center demands redevelopment and re-imagination to assure dynamic, cutting-edge development, spaces, and uses that:

  • Create an Intentional City Center with a Mix of Civic, Green, and Other Uses
  • Are Transformational and Not Incremental
  • Are Economically and Environmentally Sustainable over the Long-Term
  • Pump Energy and Activity out into the City’s Neighborhoods
  • Are Consistent with the Values of Cleveland Heights, but also Forward Looking
  • Are Unique and Reflective of the Diversity of Cleveland Heights
  • Create a Sense of Place Attractive to Residents, Visitors, Shoppers, Business and Property Owners, and Others
  • Include a Resilient Group of Uses and Users
  • Will be Enjoyed and Accessible to all Ages and Abilities
  • Are Based Upon Innovative Zoning that Allows Wide-Ranging, Strategically Appropriate Possibilities

Please provide any feedback you have or ask questions at Severance Town Center Vision Statement.

Provide Feedback on the Severance Vision Statement

 The Sewer District Wants Your Thoughts About

Doan Brook and Horseshoe Lake

As the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District works on restoring Doan Brook, it wants to hear your vision about what the park should look like after restoration takes place.

To find out more about the Sewer District's plans, read this slide presentation and watch the video below.

Then take the Sewer District's survey to tell them what you want to see at the park and what you think would make this the preeminent park space in Northeast Ohio.

Take the Doan Brook/Horseshoe Lake Survey

Meet Your Police

Thursday, October 6, 2022


The next Meet Your Police will be held on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 6:00–8:00 pm, at the Cleveland Heights Police Academy, 2595 Noble Road.


Residents are encouraged to attend and speak with an officer about any questions, concerns, or complaints they may have.

Bulk item pick-up is this week, October 3-7, on your scheduled collection day.

Bulk pick-up is limited to four items per pick-up at no charge. All bulk pick-up items that are fabric must be wrapped in plastic.  

More information on large/bulk item collection

Community Shredding Day

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Community Shredding Day is Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon in the City Hall parking lot (40 Severance Circle). Please enter Severance Circle off Mayfield Road.


Bring your old financial statements, receipts, invoices, or other unwanted personal documents to be shredded. Please remove paper clips and rubber bands that might foul or damage the machines. Staples do not need to be removed.


There will be two shredding trucks on-site. Each person may shred a maximum of ten boxes.

Next Cleveland Heights City Council Meetings

The next full City Council meeting will be held on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 7:30 pm, immediately following the Council Committee of the Whole meeting, which will be held at 6:30 pm.

All of these meetings will be streamed live and may be viewed on the City's YouTube channel. The agendas for the meetings may be found on the City's website.

This Week at Cleveland Heights City Hall

Monday, October 3, 2022

Housing and Building Committee of Council

5:00 pm, Executive Conference Room


Council Committee of the Whole

6:00 pm, Executive Conference Room


City Council Meeting

7:30 pm, Council Chambers


Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Racial Justice Task Force - Public Safety Subcommittee

6:30 pm, Online


Thursday, October 6, 2022

Meet Your Police

6:00–8:00 pm, Cleveland Heights Police Academy, 2595 Noble Road


Architectural Board of Review

7:00 pm, City Council Chambers

Park Synagogue Redevelopment

Synagogue site offers development possibilities for Cleveland Heights

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The introduction of the old Park Synagogue campus to a more public sphere provides a rare opportunity for both preservation and development in the middle of an inner-ring suburb.

Considered to be the city's second-largest developable property next to the nearby Severance Town Center, Park remains one of the best-kept secrets in town.


Heights Halloween Festival—Dobama Theatre

Dobama Theatre will hold the second annual Heights Halloween Festival on Saturday, October 15, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the Cedar Lee District of Cleveland Heights.

The Heights Halloween Festival, presented by Dobama Theatre, is a free event and open to Halloween lovers and trick-or-treaters of all ages. The festival includes character meet-n-greets side stages where attendees can get photos, autographs, and candy from costumed actors at various stops in the grassy area near the Meadowbrook/Lee intersection.

Circus performers, costumed actors, large-scale puppets, and more will stroll the district for everyone’s entertainment. Face painting, free games, and prizes will also be available. Music will be performed from the Meadowbrook/Lee stage for dancing and a festive atmosphere.

The Heights Halloween Festival also includes the traditional “candy crawl” along the Cedar Lee District, where local businesses hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, with many employees dressing up for the holiday.

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Lake Erie Ink Fall Programs


Mobius/RoxArts Launch Party Tonight!

RoxArts began as a partnership of the Roxboro Elementary School PTA and school leadership under the name “Roxboro Enrichment Arts Program” or REAP.


Its mission has grown to support not only the students in the original school but ALL the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District elementary and middle schools.


RoxArts has officially changed its name to Mobius to be more inclusive of all the CH-UH K-8 students it serves.


According to their new website,,


“Our name comes from the Mobius strip, which is a continuous, single-sided surface with no boundaries. It’s our hope we eliminate boundaries and inspire possibilities for all, which drives our mission: We create opportunities for Cleveland Heights-University Heights K-8 students to engage in creative and critical thinking that extends and enriches curriculum.”


Mobius is hosting a launch party on Saturday, October 1, from 7:00-10:00 pm, at the Coventry Peace Campus, 2843 Washington Boulevard. See below for details.

Get Tickets Here


The City of Cleveland Heights is Hiring!

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Job openings in the Police Department, City Hall, Parks and Recreation, Public Works, and other departments may be found on the Cleveland Heights Job Opportunities webpage.

-- All Are Welcome --


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