ABOUT THE MASTER
MASTER PLAN: PLANNING FOR WHAT'S NEXT...
Development of our region at the southern end of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park is proceeding at a rapid pace. Below you can see three sites in the Merriman Valley that have been approved for development, or are under consideration. Infrastructure has not kept pace with development and climate change is accelerating the effects of rainfall and flooding in the Valley.
We believe the Valley needs a Master Plan that balances the region's residential, environmental, business, and recreational needs. This area includes the popular Towpath Trail, the Cuyahoga River, the Scenic Railway, Blossom Music Center, Summit Metro Parks, and major access roads to the National Park. Tourism is increasing and use of the parks has soared during the pandemic. The future of these valuable assets hinges on careful decision-making now.
A Master Plan process for a significant portion of the Merriman Valley area is due to begin in Summer 2021 and conclude in 2022.
We applaud the cities of Akron and Cuyahoga Falls for selecting the award-winning, Chicago-based, architecture and planning firm, Farr Associates, to lead the process which will include valuable opportunities for citizen input and voices. Read more here: https://www.cityofcf.com/news/city-akron-and-city-cuyahoga-falls-announce-joint-venture-create-master-plan-valley
Farr Associates have a stellar reputation for a collaborative approach to city planning and green design. Their mission states: "We believe that design and collaboration have unlimited potential to do good."
Preserve the Valley agrees!
Check out Farr Associates website.
Sycamore Golf Course
1651 Akron Peninsula Rd
Under development by Ryan Homes