A vision has been set for downtown Akron

Thank you for visiting the online platform for the Downtown Akron Vision and Redevelopment Plan. The plan sets a 10-year course for the continued improvement of the city’s urban core.

Over 18 months, the planning team worked with the city, DAP and a steering committee to develop a shared vision for the future of downtown.


Click here for the full and final plan that was endorsed by Akron City Council on Monday, March 13, 2018.

The first public meeting was Thursday, June 21 and was attended by nearly 200 people interested in learning more and providing input.

The second public meeting was Tuesday, Sept. 19 with more than 130 people who learned results from the first meeting and more about the market strategy and initial concepts for the focus areas.

The third public meeting was Wednesday, Dec. 6 and was where the concept plans and strategic recommendations were presented.

About This Plan

Learn more about the purpose of this plan, our process, and our study area.

Our Team

Drawing on regional and national expertise, our team is a collaborative effort guided by Akron’s community and business leaders.

Meeting Materials

Were you unable to attend one of our public meetings, or would like to review the materials we presented? Everything we have shared with the community is available for download, and will be posted after our event occurs.

Participate - surveys have closed

Be part of shaping the future of downtown! Take our online survey and tell us about your vision for downtown Akron.

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