True colors of Valor Acres’ Canvas neighborhood unveiled

Submitted by:  Kim Scott Sowinski

Nov. 7, 2023

Brecksville residents were invited to tour the new Valor Acres apartments and townhouses October 22 to see all the amenities offered at Limelight, a shared work space concept by builder and developer DiGeronimo Companies.  Property manager, Dominic DiGeronimo said, “We wanted to do some Browns, do some food and get the community here, letting everyone know you can now come here to live.”  Guests could watch the football games on several flat screen TV’s while enjoying a culinary spread of food, including pizza oven flat breads in between touring the state- of -the -art luxury one, two and three bedroom units. “We set the bar really high”, said DiGeronimo, “with extras like a pool, pickleball courts, full service coffee shop, large gym and bar, co-working spaces, and rent your own office spaces with open concepts you do not see in a community like this, as we are pushing the pendulum for what I think is coming.”

The Lofts are sold out.  Empty nesters are looking to downsize, like former 25- year Independence residents, Bob and Kathy Rutter who were one of the first couples to secure a spot in Valor Acres over two years ago.  Bob Rutter explained, “When we made the decision to downsize, we wanted either Independence or Brecksville.  Valor Acres is something new and interesting with most of the living space on the main level, and guest rooms upstairs.  We are looking forward to the walking paths, restaurants, proximity to the Metroparks, and being close to our kids and grandkids.”  Kathy continued, “We love they will have access to the pool, playground and sidewalks in the neighborhood.” After selling their Independence house in 2021, the Rutters have been residing in another DiGeronimo development in Tremont called Electric Gardens, waiting for their new home to be completed. Kathy said, “ While waiting it out, Tremont has been a fun place enjoy for a couple of years. We love all the amenities there.”

DiGeronimo said eventually everyone will be able to access Valor Acres walking paths. The company is getting close to announcing a grocery store that will open there. A Veterans Memorial will be constructed, next to the original VA Hospital smoke stack.

Photo (above): The Common area at Canvas in Valor Acres features co-working spaces amidst an open community room. Photo by Kim Scott Sowinski.