Broadview/ Brookpark Area
From The Master Plan - Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation
Brookview Shopping Center, At Brookpark and Broadview
This early 1950’s shopping center, located at the northwest corner of Brookpark and Broadview Roads, benefits from its location on arterial roads with high intersection traffic volume, direct access to I-480 with an interchange at Broadview Road, visibility from I-480, and availability of mass transit. This building, with 77,000 square feet, is a prominent feature at this gateway intersection into Cleveland.
The building itself is situated at the rear of the property, with all customer parking in front. A number of factors detract from the curb appeal and aesthetics of the shopping center, including inconsistently renovated and architecturally obsolete storefront designs, as well as a deteriorated parking lot devoid of landscaping. The parking area is sized about 45% above modern parking standards. In addition, the parcel is divided into two different industrial zoning classifications.
Rezone the entire parcel to the Semi-Industry zoning classification
Rezone the entire parcel to the Semi-Industry zoning classification in order to redirect future development toward light industrial/flex space in case the site loses its viability as a retail center.
Update storefronts to create matching designs with large glass windows.
Upgrade all parking areas
Upgrade all parking areas (new paving, installation of wheel stops, striping). Adding the recommended landscaping will reduce the number of parking spaces. However, with approximately 335 (4.4 spaces per 1,000 square feet of retail) current parking spaces, it is possible to eliminate some spaces and still provide a reasonable number to meet customer needs.
- Remove southernmost row of angled parking abutting sidewalk (about 45 spaces) and replace with landscaping.
- Install landscaping at end of each row of angled parking that is unusable for parking. Consider expanding these landscaped islands by incorporating one adjacent parking space (loss of eight spaces total).
- Redesign parking spaces and add landscaping at the restaurant at the southeast corner of the site.
- Update parking lot lighting.