University Park Alliance

A non-profit community development corporation dedicated to the importance of ‘place-making,’ worked with Wellogy to develop a new dense, urban neighborhood in the Crossroads District of downtown Akron. The goal of the project was to capitalize on the economic synergy of the surrounding institutions to create a new, dense, walkable live/work neighborhood with diverse cultural and healthcare offerings.

The scope of work included the exterior design and build-out of a new 60,000 sf, 3-story building just north of the University of Akron’s main campus along East Market Street, along with the development of the master plan for the remaining parcels. The new mixed-use building will have a street-level retail base and an anchor restaurant, with office space on the upper floors including a biotechnology institute. The remaining parcels will be master-planned to include additional retail, offices, and student housing.