A request to turn a single family home at 1480 West Market Street into an office building met with strong opposition from its West Akron neighbors at Monday's Council meeting. Four homeowners spoke during a public hearing and gave Council a petition signed by 62 residents opposing the Conditional Use zoning request. Planning Committee Chair Jeff Fusco referred the legislation for further consideration. After Council had completed its regular business, several Council members rose to speak about East Akron Community House and whether the city should grant its request for emergency funds. The city has created a special task force to assess community needs and options for delivering services.
April 14, 2014 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.