Our partner, The Downtown Toledo Improvement District (DTID), held their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 and gave an update on past, current and future progress. Even during a challenging 2020 for the Toledo region, downtown has seen successes and is building for future growth.
News & Events
Summit Street Reconstruction
Summit Street looks a little different these days. The mass construction is due to the replacement of the water main. The construction began in May 2020 and has an estimated completion date of July 2021. The completed Summit Street will also have lots of aesthetic enhancements.
Summit Street to receive $10.5 million renovation
Toledo City Council approved the $10.5M renovation of Summit Street today at their meeting. Improvements will be made from Lafayette Street to Jackson Street including replacement of a 150-year-old waterline. Pedestrians will soon experience new lighting, improved crosswalks, additional benches, and plantings. A new art installation by the Arts Commission will be installed in a park-like setting located between Adams and Madison. Motorists will appreciate more on-street parking spaces, making it easier to access dining and retail spaces.
Everything you need to know about business re-openings after COVID-19
On behalf of the Governor’s office, Lucas County Emergency Operation Center in coordination with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, we are providing a resource for information relating to the reopening of businesses.
Developments: Pythian Castle
The Pythian Castle is perhaps downtown Toledo’s most unique story and structure. Built to serve as a meeting spot for the mysterious Knights of Pythias, its distinct form first cut into the city skyline in 1890. But after a 1978 fire rendered the interior uninhabitable, this fantastic façade spent four decades waiting to rise again.
Developments: Gateway At Lower Town
As its oldest neighborhood and part of the original settlement that would become the City of Toledo, Vistula is the first word in the opening sentence of the story of Toledo. Now, thanks to a multi-million-dollar development, the city’s most challenged neighborhood is getting a facelift for the ages and setting the entire area up for a resurgence.
Developments: Wonderbread Building
Soon, a building that once filled the Vistula neighborhood with the smell of fresh baked bread will offer something even sweeter––scenic views of the Maumee River from 25 open-concept loft apartments and 4 commercial spaces. Operated by Continental Baking until the 1970s, and a photocopying company until 2000, residents will be able to call the 93-year-old Wonderbread Building home in 2021.
Developments: Fort Industry Square
On the National Register of Historic Places, Fort Industry Square is Toledo’s most direct tie to our city’s history. During the Revolutionary War, this stretch of Summit St. was believed be part of a fortification against the British. The current structure has been in place over 125 years, and its 144,000 square-footprint is under development by Karp and Associates Inc.
Developments: Imagination Station KeyBank Discovery Theatre
The Imagination Station has long been Toledo’s interactive, hands-on headquarters where teaching happens in an informal, fun environment. To ensure that science never goes out of style, the new Imagination Station KeyBank Discovery Theatre’s 58-foot screen and 280 seats bring state-of-the-art cinema to downtown Toledo, and a more engaging STEM experience to students from all over.
Developments: SeaGate Convention Centre
Lucas County Commissioners have committed to renovating the SeaGate Convention Centre. Located between the Central Business District and the booming Warehouse District, the center will experience a significant renovation of the interior, add a 10,000 square foot ballroom and include greenspace. After its completion, industry experts predict that the convention center could attract more than $45M in revenue annually.