Legislation authorizing the city to apply for a federal loan to redevelop Mayflower Manor was approved by Council Monday evening. Planning Committee Chair Jeff Fusco said the 82-year old former hotel is a historic downtown landmark that should be preserved, and its redevelopment will be a catalyst for improving the environment downtown. The former Mayflower Hotel currently provides low-income housing for about 250 residents. A few attended Monday's Council meeting to voice their concerns about being displaced. Fusco said the redevelopment plan includes assistance for relocating the residents.
April 22, 2013 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.