As we embark on the engagement process, we understand there are several areas of importance including:
- Centering those who were most harmed by the actions of the past in conversations about what's next
- Creating opportunities for the broader Akron community to have an awareness of the history
- Using the past as a baseline for discussing the future
- Enabling everyone to physically experience the Innerbelt to provide better context for future aspirations
As part of the Reconnecting Our Community initiative, we will identify community preferences for the short-, medium-, and long-term transformation of the portion of the Innerbelt which has been vacated.
A multi-year redevelopment process will transform the Innerbelt from what it is today to a place of opportunity that brings communities together and provide space for equitable visions for the future.