University Park Alliance is a non-profit community development corporation dedicated to the importance of 'place-making'.

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Our City Core Vision

We envision University Park as an exciting opportunity to return to a traditional urban neighborhood where interesting people live, great ideas thrive and community is key. And we see a clear path for getting there. Our strategy is to capitalize on the economic synergy of the great institutions already anchored throughout this geography—including a major university, three excellent hospitals, a bio-tech institute, three brand new schools—and develop a dense, walkable neighborhood with diverse cultural offerings, great healthcare, quality education and plenty of recreational and leisure opportunities. In essence, our mission is to build a 'sense of place' between these strong anchors. To do so, University Park Alliance has created a redevelopment Master Plan and is implementing a five-year Strategic Plan that focuses our efforts around four programmatic areas:

Engines of...
UPA adds a sense of place
UPA inks...
to build and manage planned mixed-use...
Building projects...
at former Fred Martin Chevrolet site
Akron urban core...
Rubber meets the road
Taking action in...
Leaders aim to help UP area catch up
Belief at the Core
UPA continues to make its case

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