Akron Soul Train to Lease City Land for Artists' Village

July 18, 2017

Akron City Council voted to enter an agreement with Akron Soul Train to lease and eventually sell an .82-acre land parcel located near the Northside Arts District at 100 N. Canal St. Akron Soul Train, a 2015 Knights Arts Challenge Winner, plans to break ground this spring to develop a residential artists' village that will utilize refurbished shipping containers, rail cars and tiny houses. Council approved the lease for $60,000, the appraised value of the property, plus four percent interest over the 20 years. At the end of the time period, Akron Soul Train will own the land.

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Council July 17, 2017 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.