Thanks to all those who attended our Kenmore Neighborhood Vision Plan Open House on
Sept. 22. For those who could not attend, PDFs of the plan documents are available below.
WHY THIS PLAN
Kenmore has been designated as a priority community for city planning, and our neighborhood leaders are eager to work with the city to ensure a common vision that also aligns with the neighborhood’s wants and needs. Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance has employed neighborhood planning expertise of MKSK to help create a neighborhood plan to leverage funding sources and create improvement over both the short and long term.
Under the leadership of Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance, MKSK will collaborate with KM Date
Community Planning (retail market analysis) and The City of Akron Planning and Urban Development Department (neighborhood data, analysis and opportunities).
The City of Akron will look at the neighborhood as a whole, whereas MKSK will concentrate on Kenmore Boulevard and immediate surrounding areas, including its connection to the Towpath Trail. At the same time, KM Date will inform this process with a retail market analysis. With the collaboration between organizations, the resulting neighborhood plan will take a holistic look at Kenmore.
PROJECT GOALS & OBECTIVES
Create a culture of cross-sector collaborative planning
Initiate a shared vision for development in Kenmore
Make Kenmore a more walkable, bikeable, liveable neighborhood
Provide a platform for economic development
Create a blueprint for both immediate and long-term improvement
April 2018 – September 2018