A plan to build a three-story, 89,000 square-foot addition on the Signet campus (formerly Sterling Jewelers) was placed on next week’s consent agenda, which means it is likely to pass without discussion. The $18 million expansion will create space for an additional 100 to 200 employees. Council also approved selling 5 acres of land in the Firestone North Urban Renewal area to Akron Paint and Varnish, one of Akron’s oldest businesses. The company plans to build a warehouse and testing facility on the property, adding 10 new jobs when completed and 30 to 40 new jobs over the next three years.
June 22, 2015 from Akron City Council on Vimeo.