Akron City Council Approves Land Purchase for New Dollar Tree Store

At last week’s meeting, the Akron City Council passed legislation that will allow two commercial projects in the city’s west side to move forward. The projects will bring a new Dollar Tree store and a new office building to Akron.

At last week’s meeting, the Akron City Council passed legislation that will allow two commercial projects on the city’s west side to move forward. The projects will bring a new Dollar Tree store and a new office building to Akron.

For the Dollar Tree store project, the council approved the purchase of land owned by the Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority on Vernon Odom Boulevard in the Edgewood Urban Renewal Area. The city plans to sell the site to CMD Moon LLC. The developer will then build the new store.

The Dollar Tree will be the second new retail development in the area. Margo Sommerville, Ward 3 Council Representative, said in a statement that the construction of the new Dollar Tree is big news for the Edgewood community, which has been without an operating retail store since 1968. She added that the project will create 15 new jobs.

According to Akron.com, the council also placed an ordinance on the consent agenda for approval at the meeting scheduled for May 11. The ordinance will authorize the city to sell property on White Pond Drive to developer White Pond Building Associates LLC. The company plans to build a new office building on the six-acre site. It will have 40,000 square feet of space and will house between 40 and 50 employees.