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  • Advanced Elastomer Systems LP - The City of Akron invested $7.4 million into the award-winning AES Building. Private investments exceeded $25 million for this project. The building totals 540,000 square feet and was developed by The Tell Company and is now owned by the Schipper Group.
  • Akron Art Museum - In July 2007, the Akron Art Museum moved in to a new building designed by the Austria-based architecture firm COOP HIMMELB(L)AU
  • Akron Bar Association - The $3 million renovation took 18 months to complete and is the headquarters for the Akron Bar Association
  • Akron Children's Hospital - Construction of a new medical office building for hospital-based physicians, private physicians, a conference center and auditorium
  • Akron Civic Theatre - Phase I rehabilitation and restoration of the theater in its current location has been completed, estimated at a cost of $30 million and the theatre reopened in November 30, 2002.
  • Akron-Summit County Public Library - The Main Library was expanded to a 288,000 S.F. new Akron-Summit County Regional library, which doubled the size of the existing facility. The project was approximately $51 million.
  • Canal Park Stadium - In January 1997, the City completed construction of the $30 million, 8,500-seat baseball stadium
  • Canal Side Building - The 3-story building at 348 South Main Street has undergone renovations to provide retail space in the first floor and basement, and office space on the second and third floors.
  • Carlton Building - The $1.5 million renovation of the Carlton Building, overlooking Lock 3 Park, is scheduled for completion in March, 2008. The Schipper Group purchased the building in 2006 and are in the process of adding an elevator and a new brick, steel and glass facade.
  • Cascade Locks Park Association/Mustill Store & House - Built in 1837, the historic mercantile facility on the Ohio & Erie Canal, located off of North Street, was recently restored with a partnership between the City of Akron, Natural Park Service, Metro Parks, Serving Summit County, and the Cascade Locks Association.
  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad/Akron Northside St - The National Park Service for the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad constructed a new train station, Howard Street Station.
  • The Everett Building - This 29,000 square foot, five-story building at the north end of downtown was completely renovated in 1998. Investment was approximately $1,500,000.
  • GOJO Headquarters - The City of Akron purchased this $2.5 million dollar building to support relocation and redevelopment by GOJO Industries for their new corporate headquarters and research facility. The City of Akron partnered with GOJO and remediated asbestos in the building while GOJO prepared the building for occupancy. This project came at an investment cost of $8,000,000.
  • Greystone Hall - In 1999, Jeff O’Neil purchased and restored the Masonic Temple as a mixed-use/special event/entertainment office building. Restoration costs are approximately $2 million.
  • Hermes Building - Developer Tony Troppe invested approximately $800,000 to renovate this historic building for offices and an art boutique.
  • John S. Knight Center - Opening to the public in June 1995 facility features a 15,000 S.F. conference center area, 30,000 S.F. of exhibit space, a multi-purpose rotunda lobby, a 15,000 S.F. banquet hall, and 18 meeting rooms at a cost of $33 million,
  • Lock 3 Redevelopment Area - In January-February 2002 the city demolished the buildings between the O’Neil’s Building and the Civic Theatre. Restoration and development efforts to date include restoring the canal walls, reconstruction of Lock 3, a pedestrian plaza, amphitheater, and walkways.
  • METRO RTA Intermodal Transit Station - A new $17.2 million glass and steel bus transfer center on 8.4 acres of property on South Broadway and East Bartges streets.
  • National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM School - Opened in July 1995 and located at the corner of Broadway and University Avenue, this $38 million, 83,000 square foot science and technology museum is a beautiful addition to Downtown Akron.
  • North Main Street (Northside) - The northern-most section of Downtown Akron has undergone revitalization as an entertainment district
  • The O'Neil's Building - The City-owned O'Neil's Building was originally an 800,000 square foot structure. It underwent an adaptive reuse as a mixed-use office/entertainment condominium facility.
  • SummaCare Centre at the Portage Site - Signet Development has built a $30 million dollar office complex to house Summa Health Systems.
  • Summit Artspace - Established an arts center with affordable office and studio space.
  • The United Building - Located on the corner of South Main and East Market Streets, developer Tony Troppe redeveloped the 58,000 square foot historic structure into a modern day office building.
  • University Avenue Skywalk - Construction has been completed on the University Avenue Skywalk connecting the existing Maiden Lane Skywalk and Summit County Parking Deck with the University of Akron’s Polsky Building at a cost of $850,000.