In 1970, construction of the Innerbelt began, erasing a vibrant neighborhood and displacing residents and businesses. In 2018, a portion of the Innerbelt was decommissioned.
We now have an exciting opportunity to have a public conversation around creating a new vision for a vibrant place that reconnects communities and honors both what once was here and our future aspirations for what we can be. Whether your family once called the land on which the Innerbelt sits home, you live or work near the Innerbelt or you’re an Akron resident interested in what’s next, we’re ready to engage you in a conversation with us and with each other.
Listen to the Stories
Check back in February, as we launch an archive of oral histories, as told by Akron residents who lived, worked and played on the land where the Innerbelt now stands.