Together, we saved Grove Hill

Thanks to your efforts, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy was able to purchase the Bancroft House and surrounding property on Grove Hill! It couldn’t have happened without your support for our campaign. From the hundreds of yard signs, to the thousands of signatures on petitions from current and former residents, to the overwhelming attendance at Village meetings, together we successfully prevented the demolition of the Bancroft House and the proposed townhome development on the property. The wonderful results are shown below!

The house

The WRLC found a suitable buyer for the Bancroft House and the sale was completed in July 2020. Plans for the restoration and additions are being reviewed by the village Architectural Board of Review and Planning and Zoning Commission.

The park

The southern potion of the property was donated to Village of Chagrin Falls in September 2020. A commission to oversee the creation of the park has been formed, consisting of two village residents (Nancy Rogoff and Chantel Michalek) and two WRLC staff (Rich Cochran and Alex Czayka).

Conceptual design for Grove Hill and the Bancroft House – Courtesy of Paskevitch & Associates
Elevation rendering of Grove Hill – Courtesy of Paskevitch & Associates
Aerial rendering of Grove Hill – Courtesy of Paskevitch & Associates