Thursday, 11 February 2021 08:49

Mayor Horrigan on Future of Chapel Hill Mall Featured

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Mayor Dan Horrigan Mayor Dan Horrigan
Chapel Hill Mall is being sold once again, and according to the soon-to-be-previous owner, it will be sold for far less than he paid for it. But the area has experienced a massive downturn in recent years, even before the pandemic. What is the future of it?

Dan Horrigan, the mayor of Akron, joined the Ray Horner Morning Show to talk about reconfiguring and the zoning of not only Chapel Hill Mall itself, but the area, as well. Horrigan hopes for the redevelopment to be a “job creator,” especially with its close proximity to Cuyahoga Falls and Tallmadge. He points to the redevelopment of the Rolling Acres area, from its dead mall status a decade ago to becoming an Amazon fulfillment hub.

The mayor also touched on the “hot” real estate market in Summit County, as well as the possibility of outdoor events in 2021, with curfews being rescinded and people getting vaccinated.

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