News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

The Holden Arboretum

Don Drumm Studios

NOCHE


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Economy and Business


Akron announces a $7 million investment in east-end neighborhoods
Infill housing is the first part of long-term project to replenish neighborhoods
by WKSU's MARK URYCKI


Senior Reporter
Mark Urycki
 
Five models of three- or four- bedroom houses are available at rents ranging from $450 to $690 a month. EANCDC offers a lease with an option to buy after 15 years.
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

Development around the city of Akron has for decades tended to occur on the west side and sprawled farther and farther away from downtown. But lately the quiet, east side of town has been seeing some notable investment.

Click to listen

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:03)


The new Goodyear headquarters and the renovation of its old headquarters amounted to more $375 million in investment in east Akron, and that doesn’t count the public infrastructure outlays. Now the non-profit East Akron Community Development Corporation is kicking off a $7 million project to build 27 single-family houses on vacant properties.

Director Gray Appleton says his organization and Kent State’s Urban Design Collaborative came up with about 20 other proposals to replenish the area, including "community gardens.  It includes neighborhood pathways.  It includes some different kinds of mixed development and inter-generational housing. This is where grandparents are raising their grandchildren. So we’re going to build some more single-family homes as well but a number of other thingst.”

And to accomplish more, Appleton says he’ll look to the neighbors themselves. 

“We may ask some of the schools to take on a project. For instance, if  the project calls for a community garden and that vacant lot is near a school, we might ask that school to take on that project or a church to take on that project.

"So we’re going to pool together a partnership here of stakeholders in this community. “

Much of the money for the new housing comes from the sale of Low Income Housing Tax Credits.  To meet the tax incentive requirements, the East Akron CDC will lease the new homes for 15 years and then allow renters the option to buy.

(Click image for larger view.)

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

The Black Keys guitar tech's moment in the spotlight
Nice job, Vivian. It's always nice to hear about the unsung heroes getting their due! Thank you, Chuck Johnston (Full disclosure - I'm a friend of the Carney fa...

Akron's Tuba Christmas: A resounding blast of holiday spirit
Nice piece, Vivian! Looking forward to hearing you move from flute to tuba on Saturday. Love hearing your interviews and this seemed extra special since I kno...

Cleveland Hugo Boss workers are fighting for their jobs again
Bro. Ginard; I support your effert to keep your jobs, I understand all about concesions, I was a Union offical from 1965 until 1991 and the company th...

Asian Carp control could benefit from bill passed by House, heading to the Senate
help me fight the battle against invasive carp by method of harvest

Ohio's Portman supports lifting limits on party political money
If Portman was legitimately concerned about outside groups influence on elections he would have supported the DISCLOSE act. Instead he helped block it being bro...

Study shows trade with China has cost more than 3 million U.S. jobs
I disagree with James Dorn! If we don't change the playing field and make it a fair competition the whole US industry will be weaker and weaker. Eventually all ...

Video of Cleveland police shooting a 12-year-old is critical to the investigation
While I think this is a very unfortunate, the fact is that police are trained to aim for the large mass of a human to stop them. If they aimed for the leg it w...

Wayne County teacher says he was fired for criticizing dairy
This is bull crap Smithville Schools have changed ever since the new school I'm so ashamed at the district I wish I could pick my house up and move it to anothe...

White Castle is closing its five Northeast Ohio restaurants
you should open a white castle in logan ohio.i'm pretty sure you disappointed,thank you...

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University