Akron downtown development

photo of farmers' market

Residents near downtown Akron will have a new place to shop for fresh foods.

The Countryside Conservancy says local farmers will sell their foods in a new public food market in Akron’s Northside District. It will be located in the former Northside Lofts parking garage.

Rachel Goforth with Countryside says local food and produce has not been readily available in the downtown area.

Graphics in the lobby at the Civic Theatre
Tim Rudell / WKSU

The planners charged with imagining how Akron’s downtown will grow and change over the next 10 years held their third and final gathering Wednesday night at the Akron Civic Theatre.

Akron Director of Planning and Urban Develoment  Jason Segedy (at podium)
Tim Rudell / WKSU

Akron's planning director says is being strategic in planning how to add 50,000 residents by 2050.

Landmark Building neighbors on Main Street

Several projects in Akron are going to be sharing more than $5 million dollars in historic tax credits.

They are part of Akron’s Bowery project, a plan to redevelop the Landmark building as well as five other buildings on Main Street.

Beth Borda of the DeHoff Development Company says the awards will help the project reach its goal of improving Downtown Akron.

photo of Thomas Skala

The city of Akron is looking to boost the number of people living downtown. Could that mean adding thousands of cars -- or adding thousands of people who decide they don’t need a car? WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia has more on how transportation could be changing in the Rubber City.