Council Paves Way for Growing Businesses to Expand

December 05, 2017

Conditional use zoning requests for two growing Akron business that need room to expand were approved by council Monday evening. J.W. Didado Electric was given approval to build a new office and warehouse on Kelly Avenue. A company spokesperson said the electrical contractor will add 24 jobs when it completes the project. A real growing business, one that grows produce for local farmers' markets, caterers and restaurants was given the okay to build two greenhouses on its property. The owner said that demand for his produce far exceeds supply, and the greenhouses will allow him to increase capacity nearly fourfold. Also, St. Vincent - St. Mary High School, which recently expanded its footprint, was given approval to install a monument sign with electronic messaging on West Market Street. School officials said the sign will bring higher visibility to the school, which faces Maple Street and sits on a hill below the Market Street grade.