Updates

City of Akron Great Streets Initiative Partners with UA, First Energy

Feb 18, 2020
A total of 252 LED streetlights are being installed by Ohio Edison, a subsidiary for FirstEnergy Corp., in the South Exchange Street Corridor neighborhood thanks to a partnership between the City of Akron and The University of Akron. The...

Goodyear Pledges 100 Million to Advance Future Mobility with Launch of New Venture Capital Fund

Jan 08, 2020
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Nasdaq: GT) is gearing up to put some serious money behind reshaping the future of transportation and mobility. The Akron-based tiremaker on Tuesday, Jan. 7, announced the launch of a venture capital fund, ...

City Plans to Double Parks Project Spending in 2020

Dec 30, 2019
Akron officials released a road map for $329 million in infrastructure projects and equipment purchases. The 2020 Capital Investment and Community Program is noticeably heavier than usual on parks and recreation spending, which accounts...

Akron Spending Hundreds of Thousands to Improve Neighborhood Parks

Dec 13, 2019
AKRON, Ohio — Derek Stone is fired up about a fire pit under construction at Reservoir Park where he frequently uses a new walking trail in the 16-acre property in Akron's Goodyear Heights neighborhood. "Things got stagnant and I think for...

City of Akron Releases 5-Year Strategic Framework

Dec 12, 2019
Akron, Ohio, December 2, 2019 - Mayor Dan Horrigan is proud to release the Five-Year Strategic Framework for the Office of Integrated Development (OID) created this year under the direction of Deputy Mayor James Hardy. Through this plan,...

New Housing and Retail Project Opens in Middlebury!

Nov 27, 2019
Akron, OH, November 26, 2019 - Today, Mayor Dan Horrigan joined other state and local partners to help EANDC CEO, Cheryl Stephens, and her predecessor, Grady Appleton, cut the ribbon on the new Middlebury Commons. This project reinvests in...

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