The city of Akron delayed making a decision on plans for the residential development of 43 acres of wooded area and wetlands near Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) in order to consider an alternative.
The city now will solicit plans for conserving the property. The original plan called for the construction of 65 to 110 homes on the area recognized as the largest unsold green space in Akron.
In August, Akron issued a call for proposals from developers of single family homes, setting a discounted purchase price for the land and offering a 15-year residential tax abatement to developers.
The city received six offers, five of which surrounded plans for residential development. The sixth offer was submitted by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, with the intention of conserving the 43-acre property located at the corner of Theiss and Hardy roads.
View of the wooded areas located near Hardy Road