Avalon Station, Shaker Heights, Ohio
In 2000, the City of Shaker Heights, Ohio, with the assistance of Urban Design Associates and other consultants, developed the Shaker Heights Strategic Investment Plan. That plan targeted certain areas of improvement in the core of this affluent inner-ring suburban community, generally recognized as areas along Lee Road, Chagrin Boulevard and Van Aken Boulevard, especially nearest their intersections.
Key to that plan was the introduction of newer and more varied residential opportunities welcoming new members to the community. The first and most significant such structure built was Avalon Station, a development of new condominiums along Van Aken Boulevard near its intersection with Lee Road.
Overlooking the Shaker Heights rapid transit line running down the median of Van Aken Boulevard, the condominiums of Avalon Station offer elegant urban-style living with all the latest in amenities, as well as the intimate and walkable ‘village’ ambience of this area of Shaker Heights. Units range from 1- to 3-bedroom and feature spacious master suites, gourmet kitchens, broad window expanses and a mix of private patios, French balconies and terraces.
The complex also provides distinctive styling, with high-end finishes and detailing, energy saving features, and an extensive array of amenities — heated indoor parking, private park, fitness room, keypad entry, and state-of-the-art telecommunications wiring.
While initial units at Avalon Station (at prices ranging from $200K to $375 K) proved popular, additional phases of condominium construction have been put on hold throughout the recent global recession.