Hickory Is



A sanctuary from the hectic workday world.

A private atmosphere close to the parks, yet minutes from downtown.

It's the kind of place you've always dreamed of calling home.

A first response to the City of Akron's Imagine Akron 2025 initiative for new homes in and about Downtown.

A new opportunity for City Living in a walkable pedestrian and bike friendly place.

A new traditional neighborhood with connectivity to the Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Rail Road.

A prototypical guide for continued rejuvenation along Hickory Street leading to the future mixed-use neighborhoods to be built along the Innerbelt.

A new neighborhood incorporating timeless architectural design, classic building placement, and a land plan rooted in the City Beautiful Movement. Front porches facing a pedestrian friendly street, multi-use garages off private lanes, and sensitivity to public and private realms will distinguish this community from conventional subdivisions. This new neighborhood will emulate the charm of yesteryear, yet possess all the modern conveniences of full utilities, communications infrastructure, energy efficiency, and exciting floor plans.

A new neighborhood with a mix of dwelling types and price points that appeal to empty nesters, retirees, younger singles and couples, or just about anyone seeking a fitness conscious and community minded place to live.

An open market, private ownership neighborhood with distinctive Townhomes, City Homes and Bungalow Court Homes.

A collaborative work organized by Canal Town Builders members Tony Troppe and Todd Ederer. Architectural design and planning is directed by Alan Burge Architecture in collaboration with John Toomey Architect, and E.B. Woods Interiors. This selected team representes the progressive integrity the City of Akron was seeking through the RFP Process.

HICKORY, a new great place to live close to the heart of our City, close to our park systems and its vast acres of trails. An old style new great place many will call "their home in the City" .



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