Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Reimagining Downtown Akron with Dan Horrigan

photo: shane wynn via akronstock.com

In recent times, downtown Akron has seen a rebirth. To write the next chapter for downtown, we'll need diverse voices and broad collaboration to generate ideas and a long-term plan. Take a walk with with mayoral candidate Dan Horrigan  through downtown Akron. This walk will focus on the innerbelt project ideas for a vibrant downtown.

What: Reimagining Downtown Akron Walking Tour
Led by: Dan Horrigan
Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 5:30-6:30
Meeting location: United Building (Corner of West Market and Main) 1 S. Main Street Akron, 44308
Parking: Market/High St. parking deck, across from the Akron Art Museum. The deck is free after 6pm.
Theme: civic engagement
Accessibility: bike friendly, strollers welcomed, pets welcomed, busy sidewalks

Route:
Untied Building (West Market/Main)
Historic N. Howard Street
Towpath Trail into downtown
Towpath Innerbelt Pedestrian Bridge
Akron Civic Theater/Lock 3 Park
Lockview

A note from the tour organizer: 
Our downtown serves as Akron's principal employment center, and hub for arts and culture. In recent years, public and private investment have resulted in significant improvements. These improvements have become a magnet for families and businesses alike. It's time, however, to write the next chapter in the history of downtown Akron. To do that, I believe we'll need new ideas from a broad array of voices. If Akron is to remain one of the best cities in the Midwest, we need a vibrant city core. 

This is an independently organized walk. Click here to create your own walk!