A land swap between Akron Public Schools and the city that lays the groundwork for a new senior housing complex in Kenmore was approved by Council. The equal-value trade gave the city ownership of vacant Heminger Elementary School on Kenmore Boulevard. The city plans to sell the property to Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, a Columbus-based developer and operator of senior housing complexes. Buckeye will raze the school building and invest more than $5 million to create a 40-unit senior complex.
Nov. 7, 2011 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.