The City of Garfield Heights will begin a limited reopening and entry process to the Civic Center only, to include ONLY Council Members, Residents attending Council Meetings and other pertinent City meetings ONLY.

Rec Center News

Pool open daily 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm weather & attendance permitting Fall Soccer registration July 19, August 23 (ages 3-16) Learn to Skate Lesson registration begins August 9th Rink scheduled to open for the season September 13th

August 2, 2021 -Memorial Tree Planting for Robert A. Dobies, Sr. on the Recreation Center grounds at 2:00 pm

Master Plan - Survey

After celebrating its Centennial in 2019, the City of Garfield Heights is updating its Master Plan to guide the future of land use, transportation, economic development, and other key community topics through the next decade. Please click on the following link to fill out a survey, Click here.

Community Flea Market

The Garfield Heights Community Flea Market was cancelled due to weather and will be rescheduled. For information, call Pat Salemi, 216-475-1100, Ext. 2425 or e-mail

Mayoral Newsletter

Click here for Mayor's Newsletter.

Covid-19 Updates: City of Garfield Heights LIMITED REOPENING (PHASE I)
Effective: MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2021

  1. LIMITED REOPENING, MONDAY, JUNE 7: The City of Garfield Heights will begin limited a limited reopening and entry process to the Civic Center only, to include ONLY Council Members, Residents attending Council Meetings and other pertinent City meetings ONLY. The City is gradually (in a phased approach) beginning to reopen only the Civic Center, in alignment with local and CDC protocols. Future updates will be communicated to employees and residents via The Neighborhood News and posted on the City of Garfield Heights website.

  2. SENIOR CENTER: Reopening of the Senior Center news coming in future communications.

  3. REAR ENTRANCE: Civic Center rear entrance will continue to be the only entry/exit to the facility. Current CDC guidelines will be posted at the entrance. Signage stating the following directive will also be posted: "If you are feeling sick, DO NOT ENTER this building." Departmental contact phone numbers will remain posted at the entrance.

  4. PROTECTIVE WORKPLACE BARRIERS/TEMPERATURES: Remains in place pending future updates.

  5. SIGN IN SHEET: Is located at the First floor Information desk. All people, other than employees, will be required to sign in upon entering the Civic Center. This includes Council members, City Committee/Board members, scheduled departmental resident appointments and any other pre-authorized visitors. Scheduled resident Departmental appointments will be communicated by email daily in the morning, to the Front Information desk and in advance when possible. Completed sheets will be stored in HR.

  6. MASK WEARING/EMPLOYEES: Is now optional for Employees. If an employee feels safer wearing a mask, please continue to do so. Employees are not required to wear masks unless one or more exceptions as noted within the current CDC policies, are met. Harassment or intimidation to any employee, for the wearing or non-wearing of a mask, will not be tolerated.

  7. MASK WEARING/ALL OTHERS: Is now optional for Residents and pre-authorized visitors. Upon entry to the City of Garfield Heights facilities including the Civic Center, adherence to CDC guidelines will be enforced. Current CDC guidelines will be posted at the REAR Civic Center entrance. Mask wearing remains encouraged. Sign in upon entry required.

  8. CLEANING and DISINFECTING: Current protocols will remain in place.

  9. REMOTE WORK: All employees who have been working remotely full-time or part-time are expected to return to the office full-time beginning Monday, June 7, 2021.

  10. SOCIAL DISTANCING: A policy of "smart" social distancing is a personal boundary of 3 feet, or the size of a hula hoop, around each person. If it is in a meeting, roughly every other chair, apart. Outdoor events may have more than 20 people if there are smart social distancing efforts in place. For office and social gatherings, we are limiting the size of large gatherings to a maximum of 20 people indoors, depending upon the size of the meeting space.

  11. QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS: May be directed to Human Resources.

  12. CDC GUIDELINES: The City of Garfield Heights supports recommended protocols including proper handwashing, social distancing, masking, cleaning/disinfecting and fully vaccinating per CDC guidelines.

Highland Park project in Garfield Heights lands two growing companies, Click here for Crains Cleveland article.

Zoning Amendment Approved

Thank you to all residents for supporting the rezoning of the Sunoco gas station at Turney and Rockside Roads. With the zoning in place, the owner will be able to construct a new building and reconfigure the location of the pumps. To see the results please click the following link

Thank you for your support,

Mayor Burke

New business moving to Garfield Heights
April 27, 2021

I am pleased to announce that a new business is moving into Garfield Heights.

City Council approved incentives at last night's City Council meeting. JTL purchased the building located at 9601 Granger Road and will invest $350,000 - $550,000 in a renovation. JTL will occupy half of the building and will lease the other half.

Mayor Matt Burke

9601 Granger Road

View from Granger Road looking South

Highland Park, the reimagined City View Center in Garfield Heights, lands first industrial tenant
by Michelle Jarboe

A rendering shows the former Walmart store at City View Center, reimagined as an office and industrial building. The onetime shopping center, under new ownership, has been renamed Highland Park and is being pitched to corporate tenants.

Highland Park, the redevelopment of the former City View Center retail site in Garfield Heights, has landed its first new tenant - a growing business that makes packaging machinery for everything from cereal to craft beer.

Mpac Switchback recently inked a lease on 58,000 square feet of the former Walmart store near the northern end of the 75-acre site. The company, currently based in Richfield, is scheduled to move into its new offices and warehouse space in late spring or early summer.

Real estate developer Industrial Commercial Properties LLC acquired City View in mid-January, cleaning the slate for a property that spent more than a decade tied up in receivership and litigation. Workers have removed the ornamental facades from long-empty stores, installed exterior LED lighting and repaved the parking lot, where landscaping will fill the driving aisle where shoppers once pulled up to PetSmart, Jo-Ann and OfficeMax.

The Switchback deal is a major milestone for ICP, which has been marketing reimagined buildings to office tenants, light industrial users and technology firms.

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