Downtown Toledo is rising. National and regional trends are pointing to the resurgence of urban areas and the local market momentum is shifting in the direction of Downtown Toledo. Jobs and residents are returning downtown, new parks and open spaces are being created along the riverfront and investments are being made in entertainment and hospitality facilities. These are essential elements in creating an active, livable and attractive downtown.
Capping a 12-month planning process, Toledo City Council approved the Downtown Toledo Master Plan in January, 2017 to continue the momentum of creating a vibrant downtown. Over a series of three public meetings, more than 1,000 people attended to give their ideas and thoughts on the future of Downtown Toledo. Additionally, the public was invited to continue to participate in the process online through this site, which garnered nearly 30,000 page views through the process to help shape and guide the plan.
One of the key objectives of the Master Plan is to rebuild the Maumee River into an accessible and activated riverfront that connects both sides of the river and creates new opportunities for downtown and neighborhood redevelopment and reinvestment. Through public spaces, a network of pedestrian and bicycle-friendly connectivity, office and retail opportunities, additional residential and economic development, Downtown Toledo is evolving into a riverfront city with all of the essential elements for an active, livable and attractive downtown.
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The master plan cares for the following districts within Downtown Toledo: