You're Invite to the Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Plan Meetings

Avon Lake and Lorain Prepare to Host the Next Round of Lakefront Connectivity Meetings (Lorain County, Ohio) One of Lorain County’s greatest assets is its 23 miles of Lake Erie shoreline. The Lorain County Board of Commissioners have partnered with the Lorain County Metro Parks and the four lakefront communities of Avon Lake, Lorain, Sheffield Lake, and Vermilion to develop the Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity Plan. At 6:00 p.m. on July 27th, the next Lakefront Connectivity feedback meeting will be held in the new Lorain High School, 2600 Ashland Avenue, Lorain. Participants will enter the building at the Athletic entrance which is on the west side of the building. Following the meeting, participants can tour this new, innovative, high school with a representative from Lorain Schools. At 6:00 p.m. on August 2nd, a Lakefront Connectivity feedback meeting will be held in Avon Lake at The Lake House, 32756 Lake Road. Participants will have an opportunity to provide input on various types of multi model transportation choices they would like to see implemented in their community. In addition, economic redevelopment plans in each of the four lakefront communities will be discussed. The Lorain County Board of Commissioners encourage Lorain County residents to attend the meetings and participate in the planning process. The Lorain County Lakefront Connectivity partnership has hired the Environmental Design Group (EDG) to develop the Lakefront Connectivity plan using a grant received from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency’s (NOACA) Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative. Goals for this plan include: • Increase Economic Activities along the Lakefront Communities and Lorain County • Improve the health of residents, employees and visitors to the area • Connect non-lakefront communities in Lorain County to the waterfront • Minimize the environmental impacts associated with various forms of transportation and development • Reduce air pollution caused by vehicle traffic and reducing water pollution in Lake Erie caused by storm water runoff For further information contact Lorain County Commissioner, Matt Lundy at 440-329-5301.

City of Lorain CDBG Substantial Amendment Public Hearing

The City is recommending the following proposed changes to the city’s Business Development Revolving Loan Funds (BDRLF). A public hearing will be Monday, July 24, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in the Police Conference Room which is located at 200 West Erie Avenue, Lorain, OH 44052, City of Lorain City Hall Building. A 30 day comment period will begin 15 days prior to the public hearing and conclude 15 days after the public hearing. During this comment period, the City will consider any comments or views of citizens received in writing, e-mail, or verbally before, during and after the public hearing. Comments will be included as an attachment to the amendment. The City of Loran’s Citizen Participation Plan requires a Substantial Amendment in order to carrying out an activity not previously included in the action plan. The process to approve this amendment to the action plan is as follows: (a) Not carry out an activity that was described in the Five Year Consolidated Plan; (b) Carry out activity not previously identified in the Five Year Consolidated Plan; or (c) Substantially changing the purpose (s) is defined as the project being categorized as a different CDBG, HOME, or other program activity, a change in scope presents a twenty percent (20%) difference in the budgeted amount of a program activity, and a change in location is defined as different census tract area. The Business Development Revolving Loan Fund (BDRLF) is multiple years of CDBG funding and a part of the Five Year Consolidated Plans, all current funding is being reallocated to the following proposed projects/activities as contained in the attachment. Inquiries and comments concerning the Substantial Amendment can be conveyed by contacting the City staff at: Department of Building, Housing, and Planning, 200 West Erie Avenue, 5th Floor, Lorain, OH 44052, Telephone: (440) 204-2020, Fax: (440) 204-2080, additional information

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