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Akron adopts new guide for downtown development

By Stephanie Warsmith Published: July 30, 2014

Akron has a new plan to guide development downtown.

Akron City Council this week approved the redevelopment plan, which will consolidate five to six plans previously approved for downtown. The new plan involves no zoning changes or property acquisition.

"This is just consolidating into one map," said Councilman Jeff Fusco.

Councilwoman Linda Omobien asked during a recent committee meeting why this wasn't done before now.

"I wasn't planning director then," answered Planning Director Marco Sommerville.

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