Reshaping the Innerbelt as a place of opportunity that brings communities together will not happen overnight, and the negative impacts of the Innerbelt will never truly be undone.
However, through a multi-year redevelopment process, we can help Akron communities imagine a healed future full of opportunity and solidarity.
Now (2022) - Community Engagement process to determine community preferences
Short Term (2023-2025) - Interim transformation of a portion of the land; Planning Department develops and issues master plan RFP informed by community preferences
Medium Term (2025-2030) – Innerbelt Master Plan developed; Ongoing interim activation of the site
Long Term (2030+) - Permanent transformation of the vacated portion of the Innerbelt