Exploring the County Greenprint

Update, January 2017: we’re offering more training sessions at Cuyahoga County Public Library and Cleveland Public Library locations. Seats are going fast. Register today to claim yours.

By now, you have probably seen the Cuyahoga County Greenprint – but have you had an opportunity to look closely at its features? When you do, you’ll see that it has a lot to offer.

There are two ways you can get started using the Greenprint. If you prefer to explore the tools on your own, you can begin using the viewer and guide book right away. The Greenprint Viewer is the interactive mapping component, while the Greenprint Guide Book outlines best practices and strategies for striking a sustainable balance between development and preservation or enhancement of a community’s natural assets. You can also view our video tutorial, which provides an overview of the tools.

The second way to learn the Greenprint is to participate in any one of our upcoming hour-and-a-half hands-on training sessions. County Planning is partnering with the Cuyahoga County Library to present these sessions.  The libraries have state-of-the-art computer classrooms where each participant will dig into the Greenprint components on an individual computer. In real time, participants will activate and de-activate the various layers, select and view additional data, and review other resources, including the County’s real estate data. Participants will create their own simple customized map, explore the Pictometry tool, and work through a few simple exercises which explore the Guide Book and Technical Guide and create opportunities for a deeper knowledge of the natural world and techniques for its protection.

Upcoming sessions include:

DateClass timeLocationRegister
Sep. 132:30–4:00Warrensville Heights Branch
4415 Northfield Rd, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Sep. 206:30–9:00Fairview Park Branch
21255 Lorain Rd, Cleveland, OH 44126
Oct. 116:30–8:00Garfield Heights Branch
5409 Turney Rd, Cleveland, OH 44125
Oct. 182:30–4:00Parma Branch
6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129

Two evening sessions are included to accommodate members of community planning commissions who are unable to attend a work-day session.

For more information, contact Elaine Price at eprice@cuyahogacounty.us or 216-443-3721

Greenprint Viewer screenshot