Akron Council ends debate, approves White Pond housing development

Akron Council ends debate, approves White Pond housing development
The city of Akron has posted no trespassing signs on the corner of White Pond and Pine Grove at the front of a vacant lot. Some residents oppose the sale of the land to Triton Property Ventures.

Akron City Council narrowly permitted the sale of 68 wooded acres at White Pond to a non-public developer and operator of luxury housing.

Adhering to the controversial vote, President Margo Sommerville asked Akron police to get rid of the public from the chambers soon after issuing several warnings for outbursts.

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The land deal would fetch taxpayers $725,000 for assets the metropolis paid additional than $7 million for in 2006. (A team of people called the White Pond organizers and neighbors pointed out that disparity in a investigate paper launched Monday.)

The development arrangement calls for up to 238 high-stop townhomes, ranch-design and style residences and residences with monthly rents of $1,600 to $2,300. The town reported construction would call for common permits and adherence to point out and federal procedures on safety and the setting, as well as closing approval by the city’s visitors engineer.