University Park Neighborhood Plan

Thank you to those who attended our second University Park Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting on December 3rd at Family of Faith. If you were unable to attend, please use this link and take some time to review the presented materials and give us your feedback!

ABOUT THE PLAN
The University Park Neighborhood Plan is in process and underway! This effort will create a document to guide priorities, initiatives, and investments in this community moving forward. Project updates and participation opportunities will be posted regularly. Thank you in advance for helping to shape University Park’s future!

WHY THIS PLAN?
In partnership with MKSK, the neighborhood plan will take a comprehensive look at the state of University Park and develop strategic recommendations for neighborhood enhancement and improvements to be completed by early 2020. MKSK will collaborate with Habitat for Humanity
of Summit County and the City of Akron Planning and Urban Development Department to complete the plan.

APPROACH
This will be a collaborative process involving neighborhood leaders. We will engage the community using a variety of methods. We will meet with key neighborhood, business, institutional, city and other stakeholders in focus group style meetings. Additional public engagement will take place at community events and gatherings where we can gain input in a fun and festive way. We will frequently update the project website with information and surveys.

PROJECT GOALS & OBJECTIVES
• Create a culture of cross-sector collaborative planning
• Improved vision for common community assets
• Provide a platform for economic development over the next 5-10 years
• Create a blueprint for both immediate and long-term improvement

PROJECT TIME FRAME
July 2019 – February 2020

UPCOMING EVENTS
FINAL University Park Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 from 6pm – 8pm
Family of Faith UMC, 800 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio

Come share your thoughts and ideas on how to improve the University Park neighborhood! We’ll spend the first part of the meeting hearing from MKSK about what they learned during their neighborhood tours, focus groups, and the second community meeting in December.

Following the discussion, there will be plenty of time for questions, comments, and reflection on the plan’s draft components.

Visit Neighborhood Network’s website for more information – project updates and participation opportunities will be posted regularly. If you were unable to attend in December, please use this link and take some time to review the presented materials and give us your feedback! (Presentation LINK).

Thank you in advance for helping to shape University Park’s future!

WHY THIS PLAN?

The Neighborhood Plan will take a comprehensive look at the state of University Park and will guide priorities, initiatives, and investments in the neighborhood. The Plan will outline strategic recommendations for neighborhood enhancements and improvements moving forward.

Dinner and child care provided!

PREVIOUS EVENTS
University Park Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting #2
Presentation LINK
Tuesday, December 3rd from 6pm – 8pm
Family of Faith UMC, 800 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio

University Park Neighborhood Plan Community Meeting #1 PowerPoint LINK
Tuesday, October 1st from 6pm – 8pm
Family of Faith UMC, 800 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio