Join Us for the WePlanCLE Tour on July 28

The American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter is coming to Painesville for their 15-minute city series! Join us on Wednesday, July 28 starting at 11:00 a.m. at the old Chase Bank Building (30 S Park Place) for a tour of the big investment projects going on in Painesville. All are welcome!

Tour stops include the Chase Bank Building, Victoria Place, the new County Admin Building, the new Signature Health Medical Center and the parking lot at the former hotel site behind the Key Bank Building. We hope to see you there!


About We Plan CLE 2021

WePlan CLE’s 2021 theme, FIFTEEN, highlights an emerging (or re-emerging) planning and design topic taking on new meaning as we emerge from pandemic health restrictions. The 15-minute city is a concept in which a community’s residents have access to everything they require within a 15-minute walk or bike from their home. The concept fulfills six social functions: living, working, supplying, caring, learning, and enjoying.


When the pandemic shuttered cities and neighborhoods, it brought to light the importance of proximity for social links and amenities. People began to rediscover their local assets (shops, parks, outdoor patios, walkable sidewalks, etc.). This kick started a trend in putting the 15-minute city on agendas across the country. WePlan CLE will explore what the concept means to our region, cities, and neighborhoods. Is this model similar to existing walkability theories, or a renaissance of past trends? Are there neighborhoods which meet the criteria? How are organizations striving to achieve the goals?


Through a series of events, join us as we explore and discuss this topic, deepen our understanding, and consider how the 15-minute city may help up improve the communities in which we live and work.


About the City of Painesville Tour

  • Date: Wednesday, July 28 at 11:00 AM
  • Meet-up Location: Chase Bank Building, 30 South Park Place


The City of Painesville has over $60 Million in investment occurring in the downtown.  This walk will feature the newly constructed Lake County Administration Building, the new Painesville Medical FQHCC Center currently under construction, a planned student housing project in 65,000 sq. ft. a former bank, and a planned mixed-use development in a 190,000 sq. ft. building known as Victoria Place, a former urban renewal project.