Located in a City of Akron-designated Urban Redevelopment District and neighboring the Akron Zoo, the Helen Arnold Community Learning Center, the Akron Urban League, the Odom Boulevard branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Lane Field and Downtown Akron with its emerging Biomedical Corridor, Edgewood Village provides its residents with centralized accessibility as well as attracts an overall new neighborhood vision.
As part of the HOPE VI (Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere) Federal Grant awarded to Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority, Edgewood Village reflects a $50+ million revitalization of Akron's second oldest public housing development, Edgewood Homes. A total of 226 apartments and townhomes have replaced 145 obsolete units.
The Edgewood Village Master Plan creates an attractive entrance to the neighborhood along Vernon Odom Boulevard and Euclid Avenue. The community features improved pedestrian areas and roundabouts in a traditional neighborhood grid, which inspire community participation and livability.
The on-site walkways and internal pedestrian pathways are well-illuminated by the City of Akron's "Main Street" lighting plan, spaced at 50-foot intervals on both sides of the pedestrian and bicycle-friendly street. The cul-de-sacs and on-street parking slow traffic throughout the area, adding to the overall security of the neighborhood.