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The Van Aken District is the largest single construction project in Shaker Heights history, adding 60,000 square feet of office space, 100,000 square feet of retail space, 103 housing units and three new streets. The planning took years of public and private partnerships to transform the auto-oriented location around the Cleveland RTA terminal into a pedestrian-centric, transit-oriented retail development. 

Sitting statuesquely at the corner of Chagrin Boulevard and Warrensville Center Road, this area was previously a dangerous six-point intersection.  With changes to the traffic configuration and lane reductions along the two corridors, this 7-acre, vibrant, walkable getaway serves a population of over 200,000 people and is a destination for nearly half a million people living in greater Cleveland.


  • Lush landscaping and tree lined boulevards throughout the district
  • The Market Hall, a unique concept featuring many local artisans and restaurants spilling out into an outdoor ‘garden’ space, engaging with the streetscape.
  • Exceptional curated shopping experiences
  • Self care with best in class hair, nails, and spa options
  • Regular pop-up events such as open-air markets and block parties. 

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Meet our Team


Jesse Rathner

General Manager

Mike Kreinbrook

Facilities and Maintenance Manager

Sydney Rosebrough

Events and Marketing Coordinator

Roderick Price

Maintenance Technician

Erick Barksdale

Maintenance Supervisor


The Van Aken District or as it’s lovingly referred to as “VAD”, has been many years in the making. Learn more about what has gone into creating this award winning development.


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