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167 PARMA HEIGHTS, OHIO in motion the “Greening of Parma Heights Ini- tiative,” with the aim of tackling the city’s over- paved commercial areas while highlighting and expanding its park system. The main thrust of the initiative,which involves green/sustainability efforts, infrastructure improvements, and commu- nity development initiatives, centers on the Pearl Road corridor. Pearl Road is the city’s Main Street, and has been designated as an Improvement Target Area (ITA) by the Cuyahoga County Department of Development and a PriorityTransit Corridor for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA). So, when the Northeast Ohio Area Coordinat- ing Agency (NOACA) offered a Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) grant, the city’s Economic and Community Development De- partment applied for, and was awarded, funding for “The Pearl Road Complete and Green Streets Initiative.” The study, conducted by professional planners, has recently been adopted into the city’s updated Master Plan, which was also developed with a grant award from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission in conjunction with the Cuyahoga County Department of Development. The resulting TLCI plan divided the Pearl Road Corridor into three segments: Residential, Town Center, and Commercial with recommendations for each with emphasis on green infrastructure and enhance multimodal travel options encour- aging pedestrian, bicycle, and transit usage. With increased mobility in mind, the city also won a Community Development Brock Grant (CDBG) in 2016 for the installation of a number of ADA Ramps compliant with the Americans with Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) won the national Bellwether Award for the Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence, whose workforce development programs prepare graduates for rewarding careers in high-demand fields. Tri-C’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development provides training for individuals and businesses. Through employee training programs, professional development, lifelong learning opportunities and community service programs, Tri-C is dedicated to growing the economy and improving the quality of life in Northeast Ohio. tri-c.edu 216-987-6000 Nationally Recognized Excellence. Thanks to voters saying “yes” to Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) in the form of a construction bond issue in fall 2017, Tri-C will experience many improvements in the coming years. Not the least of these will be at Tri-C Western Campus, located in Parma and Parma Heights. To support increasing needs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), a $34 million, 60,000-square- foot STEM Center will be situated on the northeast corner of the main campus center. It will be LEED-Silver certified and feature science and information technol- ogy labs as well as areas for collaborative math study. Tri-C is also expanding its KeyBank Public Safety Training Center by adding a train- ing village that simulates real-life scenari- os faced by first-responders. The Advanced Automotive Technology Center on the campus will also be updat- ed and expanded. Tri-C Western Campus offers a rich mix of direct-to-job and transfer programs. Each year more than 12,000 credit and non-credit students take courses at the campus, part of the 55,000 students annually who attend Tri-C for workforce credentials, university transfer, profession- al development and personal enrichment. Tri-C’s Western Campus opened in 1966 in the former Crile Veterans Hospital. The campus serves southern Cuyahoga and Medina County residents. www.tri-c.edu

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