Planning Director Jason Segedy

Akron Director of Planning and Urban Develoment  Jason Segedy (at podium)
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Akron's planning director says is being strategic in planning how to add 50,000 residents by 2050.

Akron City Council Monday, February 6, 2017
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A far-reaching plan for getting people to build and rebuild homes in Akron was laid out for City Council Monday. Mayor Dan Horrigan and Planning Director Jason Segedy  presented the proposal that was a year in the making. 

It’s called “The Planning To Grow Akron Report" and it aims to reinvigorate Akron as a place where people want to live and raise families.

It calls for everything from updating zoning and permitting, to marketing the city’s historical areas.