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about this plan

The West Akron Neighborhood Plan will be a collective vision for neighborhood leaders, residents, the city, and other partners in successfully guiding priorities, initiatives, and investments in the community moving forward. This plan will take a comprehensive look at the neighborhood and develop strategic economic and community development recommendations for revitalization and improvement of the neighborhood to foster a high quality of life for neighborhood residents. The process will be undertaken in four stages: 1) Project Initiation, 2) Understanding, 3) Developing & Testing Ideas, and 4) Deciding.

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get involved

We need your voice in this process! Over the next several months, there will be multiple opportunities for you to share input through online and in-person methods. Visit the online activities page to share your thoughts about West Akron today!

PLAN STUDY AREA

The West Akron Neighborhood Plan will encompass the West Akron and Sherbondy Hill areas (see study area map below). This plan will also focus heavily on the identified Great Streets of West Akron and Sherbondy Hill and the area surrounding the Summit County Land Bank’s new headquarters on South Portage Path.

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PLAN STUDY AREA

Under the guidance of the Progressive Alliance Community Development Corporation and the City of Akron, a project team will oversee the planning process with regular input from a Steering Committee. MKSK will coordinate the overall project team, provide project management and planning and design services, and prepare final deliverables that support a vision and plan for West Akron. Project Ujima, Inc. will lead the community engagement portion of the project, facilitating dialogue circles with the community. KM Date Community Planning will provide market analysis scans relating to both retail, housing, and revitalization. The City of Akron will provide planning support and technical assistance
throughout the process.

PROJECT TEAM

Under the guidance of the Progressive Alliance Community Development Corporation and the City of Akron, a project team will oversee the planning process with regular input from a Steering Committee. MKSK will coordinate the overall project team, provide project management and planning and design services, and prepare final deliverables that support a
vision and plan for West Akron. Project Ujima, Inc. will lead the community engagement portion of the project, facilitating dialogue circles with the community. KM Date Community Planning will provide market analysis scans relating to both retail, housing, and revitalization. The City of Akron will provide planning support and technical assistance throughout the process.

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