*COVID-19 Updates* New COVID-19 CDC Guidelines will be effective on Monday, August 16, 2021 for the Civic Center and Rec Center as set forth in Mayor Matthew Burke's Announcement (which you can view on the News page as well as the Mayor's page).* We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike Dewine during this public health crisis.


McDonald's Grand Opening, Click here for the invitation. 

Community Flea Market

The Garfield Heights Community Flea Market will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, July 17 at the Civic Center, 5407 Turney Road. The Garfield Heights Historical Society will be open for tours and volunteers will be selling ice cream during the event. For information, call Pat Salemi, 216-475-1100, Ext. 2425 or e-mail psalemi@garfieldhts.org. The outdoor event is rain or shine.

Mayoral Newsletter

Click here for Mayor's Newsletter.

Rec Center News

The Pool is now open daily 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, we are offering special Holiday hours this weekend July 3, 4, and 5 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm (weather and attendance permitting)  Have a Safe & Happy 4th of July!

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 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.

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  https://www.livevoterturnout.com/Cuy/LiveResults/en/Index_13.html

Thank you for your support,

Mayor Burke

New business moving to Garfield Heights
April 23, 2021

I am pleased to announce that a new business is moving into Garfield Heights.  JT Leonard Contractors purchased a building on Granger Road and will renovate the structure and move its business operations to Garfield Heights.

The building has been vacant for several years and JTL plans to invest $350,000 - $550,000 in the renovation.  The move provides the company the ability to grow its business and create new job opportunities in Garfield Heights.

The city encourages the development of real property and is offering incentives to assist the business in its endeavor.  The agreement will be presented at the next City Council meeting on April 26th (Ordinance No. 39-2021).

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.


Coffee With Mayor Burke

The City of Garfield Heights is inviting you to a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting, which is hosted by our own Mayor Burke!  Meetings are held every Saturday.  The meeting link is  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83761204942

Senior's Zoom Chat with Mayor Burke

The City of Garfield Heights is inviting you to a scheduled weekly Zoom meeting, which will be hosted by Mayor Matt Burke. Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. For more information, please click here!  The meeting link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87054878177

Spring Recycle Right Program

The City of Garfield Heights will host its annual Household Hazardous Waste collection program and free document shredding in May. Click here for program details.

Monthly Food Pantry at Garfield Heights Library

The Cuyahoga County Regional Library is partnering with the Greater Cleveland Foodbank to provide a monthly mobile food pantry from April through October. The Garfield Heights Branch library will host the pantry on the first Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rear area of the library parking lot. The is located in the Civic Center Complex at 5409 Turney Road. The scheduled dates are May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug. 4, Sept. 1 and Oct. 6. Beginning in May, produce will be available. For additional information contact the Garfield Heights Branch Library, 216-475-8178.


Mayor Matt Burke, center, recently met the authors of
"A is for Africa," Gabrielle Vaughn, left, and Chelbi Graham

"A is for Africa, A Guide through African American History"

Local authors Gabrielle Vaughn and Chelbi Graham recently met with Garfield Heights Mayor Matt Burke to introduce their book “A is for Africa, A Guide through African American History.” The authors are educators at elementary schools in Cleveland. Both women have ties to Garfield Heights and also had the opportunity to meet Garfield Heights Branch Library Manager Megan Barrett. Vaughn and Graham hope their book will be available in public and school libraries throughout the country. “A is for Africa” is dedicated to all of their students, both past and future, and to their family and friends.

The book is an alphabetical walk through history with references such as “B is for Brown vs. Board of Education,” “E is for Equality and Equity,” “R is for Redlining,” and “V is for Voting Rights Act.” Vaughn and Graham said they wrote the book hoping to educate a new generation of children about the journey of African Americans. In the book, students will gain knowledge about African American History not otherwise taught in typical K-12 curriculum. They also will be exposed to more than 36 Black historians and read real life issues African Americans have faced in history and introduced to new vocabulary words.


Valet Rubbish Service Available for Fee

Need help getting your trash cans to and from the curb on garbage day? Need assistance with dog waste pick up or other clean-up projects?  For information on private valet rubbish service, call 216-855-1231 or visit www.trashmeout.com.

Get the Dirt on Backyard Composting: Free How-To Webinars Offered

Cleveland, Ohio – This spring, Cuyahoga County residents are invited to learn more about residential composting and creating the perfect soil amendment for their yard.

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District will host informative, free webinars on how to properly compost residential yard waste and food scraps. Composting and vermicomposting help reduce the amount of organic waste sent to landfills while creating a healthy soil additive that can be used in gardens and landscapes.

Three types of webinars are offered:

  • Backyard Composting 101

  • Composting with Worms: Vermicomposting 101

  • Ask the Composting Experts

Composting webinars are held at least twice a month from April - October. Registration is required through Zoom Meetings.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, April 28, 2021 * 6:00 PM ET

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 * 12:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 * 6:00 PM ET

Thursday, May 6, 2021 * 12:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 * 6:00 PM ET

The Solid Waste District also offers affordable compost bins and composting accessories for sale at our office in Garfield Heights.

For webinar details, registration, or information on our composting products, visit www.cuyahogarecycles.org/compost_workshops_and_bins

For more information, please contact Cristie Snyder at (216) 443-3707, (216) 701-0149, or csnyder@cuyahogacounty.us.


About the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District

The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District is the public agency helping the people of Cuyahoga County reduce, reuse and recycle at home, at work and in their communities. We serve as the leading resource in the County for information, expertise and programs that support sustainable materials management and reduce the environmental impact of waste. Visit www.CuyahogaRecycles.org or call (216) 443-3749 to learn how to recycle in your community and discover other recycling and disposal options.

Suggested Environmental Activities from Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District

Learn how to be a Master Rain Gardener – Classes start April 26. Share your knowledge and become your community's expert on rain gardens. At the end of this 5-session course, you will become a Master Rain Gardener!

News from Mayor Matt Burke

To the Great Residents of Garfield Heights and all of our Community Partners,

I would like to thank former Mayor Vic Collova for his dedication and love for our community. His efforts during his 11 years as mayor brought our city from financial despair to a position that, if managed properly, can grow and become the "place to be" in Northeast Ohio. In his last months in office, I had the opportunity to work closely with Mayor Collova to stay on top of the ever -growing opportunities we have. The goal of this administration is to leverage our position in Northeast Ohio in order to attract new business to our city. Let's look at what Garfield Heights has to offer. We are one of the only places left in Northeast Ohio that is centrally located with 180,000 vehicles traveling through our city, an asset important to businesses looking to manufacture or distribute their products. Certainly, partnering with Industrial Commercial Properties and other developers will prove to be a success and help us prosper as a city. I would love to someday offer more services and possibly build a new Justice Center. I will continue to work hard along with our Economic Development team to attract more business to our city.

I am excited to announce our newest business in Garfield Heights. Mpac-Switchback is a company that manufactures various containers such as beer cans, cereal boxes, pill bottles and more. They are bringing their corporate headquarters here to Garfield Heights and have signed a lease with ICP for 60,000 square-feet of space at the former Walmart building at Highland Park. If you haven't seen the former City View site recently, I would suggest taking a look at what ICP has done to that area. We look forward to welcoming more businesses to Highland Park in the months ahead.

The city also welcomed three new police officers. Sworn in during my first weeks as mayor, these three fine young officers were hired through lateral transfer and have law enforcement experience. They represent the diversity that we are looking for in our department. I have to commend Interim Police Chief Mark Kaye on his expertise in recruiting these talented individuals.

Just a reminder to all residents and business operators, please take some pride in our community and help keep your space clean. My office sometimes gets complaints about trash and debris being left on sidewalks and lawns as well as, commercial properties. I am asking that all residents take some time and help our city look clean and refreshed. Let's all help one another to define our city and its residents. Thank you in advance for always working to promote the city's image as a caring community.

Civic Center News

The Civic Center will be closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions in the state of Ohio.  Please continue to monitor this website for future COVID-19 updates including reopening of the Civic Center.  Department contact phone numbers are located on this website, just click on the desired link. Phone numbers also are posted at the front and rear entrance of the Civic Center. Please continue to wear masks and practice social distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease.

Cleveland Clinic Foundation Celebrates 100 Years of Care

Congratulations to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation on its 100th anniversary. Mayor Matt Burke and the Garfield Heights City Council recently passed a resolution honoring the worldwide institution. It says,

            Whereas, On Feb. 26, 1921, 500 physicians attended the opening ceremony of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation; and

            Whereas, Cleveland Clinic Foundation first organized as a multi-specialty group practice in 1921; and

            Whereas, Cleveland Clinic Foundation is the world’s first integrated international health system; and

            Whereas, Marymount Hospital, founded in Garfield Heights by the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, became part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in 1995; and

            Whereas, Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Dr. Tom Mihaljevic will make remarks during a Global Founders Day Keynote Address scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 26; and

            Whereas, “A Century of Care” documentary featuring patients and caregivers filmed during an extraordinary year was produced by CNN; and

            Whereas, Cleveland Clinic leaders from around the world look back on what the Cleveland Clinic Foundation has accomplished and converse about the next 100 years of health care; and

            Whereas, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Marymount Hospital is an important and essential community partner providing care, education, jobs, health advocacy and much more.

Cuyahoga County Library 2021 Kindergarten Club

For details, click here.

Mayor Burke Swears in Three New Police Officers

Garfield Heights Food Pantry

The Garfield Heights Food Pantry is open for residents only twice monthly (at the Civic Center, 5407 Turney Road). Pre-registration is required for all food distribution programs.

The daytime food pantry is open from 1-2 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month.

The evening food pantry is open from 5-6 p.m., the third Thursday of each month.



For additional information, call the Senior Center at 216-475-3244.

A Message from Marymount Hospital President, Dr. Dan Napierkowski

Our partners at Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital have assisted the community by providing guidelines and information to keep our community safe.

To view an important message from hospital President Dr. Dan Napeirekowski, click here.

Coronavirus Disease:  10 things You Can do to Manage your Health at Home

If you have possible or confirmed COVID-19, please click here.  For information on COVID-19 symptoms, please go to www.cdc.gov/covid19-symptoms.  For more information, please go to www.cdc.gov/covid19.

Cuyahoga County Launches Small Business Resource Center
Support to Help Businesses Navigate Available Resources and Apply for Loans

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH - In response to the COVID-19, Cuyahoga County, in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) and other partners, has launched a Small Business Resource Center. The Small Business Resource Call Center and Website will provide business and technical assistance and information about financial resources to assist small businesses in our community and help them navigate resources during these economically difficult times.

"I am truly devasted by the impact the coronavirus is having on our residents and local businesses," said COunty Executive Armond Budish. "We want to help local businesses understand the resources and assistance available to them. This Call Center will help our businesses navigate to the resources they so desperately need."

The Small Business Resource Center website is www.cuyahogacounty.us/helpforbusiness.

The Small Business Resource Center Call Center can be accessed from Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at (216) 452-9714. Businesses can access live agents who will help them with the following services:

  • Assistance with applying for the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) for loans up to $2 Million.

  • Business Consulting and General Assistance

  • Information about Financial Assistance and Services

  • Unemployment Insurance Benefits Application Assistance to navigate the system

  • Strategies for Retaining Employees

Call Center agents will firstdirect business owners, when appropriate, to the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Relief Program to help them navigate the application process for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). SBA is also offering other benefits such as the Paycheck Protection Program and Emergency Advance Grants. For detailed information on SBA programs for the coronavirus, visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus and for information on all federal programs.

"At ECDI, we know small businesses are the backbone to our economy. Today, Ohio's small business community faces a once in a generation existential crisis as a result of the COVID-19 National Disaster. ECDI is committed to taking bold action to help Ohio small businesses through a multi-phase response that will utilize multiple tools to address the challenges of small businesses as we move forward through the crises," said Inna Kinney, ECDI FOunder & CEO.

"Through this critical partnership with Cuyahoga County, ECDI is able to convene all partners to help businesses navigate the federal and local resources, and allow ECDI staff to provide ongoingtechnical assistance and access to capital through ECDI's Recovery Loan product. ECDI is grateful for the leadership and partership of County Executive Armond Budish and the entire Cuyahoga County Development team."

Contact the Small Business Resource Call Center or visit the County’s Coronavirus Business Resources website for business support today.

Industrial Commercial Properties buys Garfield Heights Kmart for $1.4 million
November 26, 2019




Available Office, Industrial and Commercial Properties

Go to: ZoomProspector – use menu on left – type in Garfield Heights, OH

Kmart – 12501 Rockside Road – 85,000 square feet: https://icpllc.com/contact-icp

Properties available to Purchase and Renovate

Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation: