Updates

New LED Lights Going Up on Copley Road!

Nov 27, 2019
Part of our ongoing initiative to improve public safety throughout our Great Streets includes the installation of new LED lights in all districts. Our LED Implementation project is currently underway in East Copley and Maple Valley. Over...

Great Streets Round 3 of Facade Grants Now Open!

Nov 19, 2019
Great Streets Akron Facade Improvement Grant Round 3 Now Open! In 2018, the City of Akron Office of Integrated Development kicked off the GREAT STREETS AKRON program to stimulate investment in designated business areas throughout the City...

Lebron James I PROMISE Village Coming to West Hill!

Nov 13, 2019
LeBron James announces ‘I PROMISE Village’ as housing for Akron students, families in need The 'I PROMISE Village' by Graduate Hotels will provide housing for students and families struggling with homelessness, domestic violence and other...

Street Tree Planting Ramps Up in Great Streets Districts!

Oct 30, 2019
Street tree planting is currently underway throughout the Great Streets districts! As part of the Great Streets initiative, we are committed to improving aesthetics, urban design, & public space, and believe that "beauty is a basic...

Kenmore Great Streets District added to National Register of Historic Places

Sep 10, 2019
The National Park Service has added Akron’s Kenmore Boulevard Historic District to its National Register of Historic Places. Tina Boyes, executive director of the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, announced the designation at the organization...

Great Streets Akron Hands Out More Facade Grants

Sep 03, 2019
More Akron businesses will be getting face-lifts thanks, in part, to the city's Great Streets program. The city is awarding facade improvement grants totaling $387,000 to several businesses within the 11 Great Streets designated districts...

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