Mayor Matthew Castelli is a lifelong resident of Middleburg Heights and a proud alumni of Midpark High School and Cleveland State University.
He started his career in Human Resources and eventually advanced to Executive positions in Business Development, Operations, and Human Resources. Before becoming Mayor, he held the position of Vice President of Retail and HR for a $5 billion organization with over 50,000 employees.
He has been an active City Council member for 15 years and served as President of Council for four years prior to accepting the position of Mayor.
Working hard every day to make sure our city is a place you’re proud to call home.
Middleburg Heights has begun the process to produce a comprehensive master plan. The City was awarded a grant from the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission for the master plan project. The last comprehensive master plan for the City was completed in 1970. Through the comprehensive master plan process, the City will inventory existing conditions, outline a vision for the future, and formulate an action plan to achieve that vision.
The new comprehensive master plan will look at all aspects of the City in both commercial and residential areas. The master plan is expected to be completed within two years. During the process, residents as well as business and civic leaders, will be engaged to ensure that the plan includes feedback from all constituents of the community.
Proposed Southland Business District
The City of Middleburg Heights has completed a Southland Business District Redevelopment Planning Study to ensure the creation of a sustainable future for Southland Shopping Center. The planning study identified the following goals for the redevelopment of the Southland Business District:
- Supporting increased pedestrian and bicycle access
- Right-sizing parking and green space areas
- Building a mixture of uses into sites
- Orienting buildings along main streets
- Incorporating open spaces for people
These goals will facilitate the transformation of the Southland Business District into an engaging new destination. The location of Southland Shopping Center creates an opportunity for a refreshed mixed-use district that connects to the larger Middleburg Heights community and encourages new economic growth.