The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about the planning process and provide feedback. Interested participants can sign up here where they will receive the Zoom link for the meeting.

“The City of Cuyahoga Falls is proud to partner with the City of Akron in this joint venture as we look for ways to move the Valley forward through sustainable and thoughtful development activities,” stated Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters. “I encourage all of our residents to participate in the public input activities so that their voices may be heard throughout the development process.”

Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said, "The Valley is blessed with significant natural amenities, being at the doorstep of our National Park.  It also has significant potential as a well-planned retail, residential and entertainment hub.  The goal of this public engagement process is to work directly with the people who live in and visit this area to co-create long-term, sustainable plans that ensure we never compromise what makes the Valley unique, beautiful and enjoyable. Please join us as we imagine our future, together.”

In addition to the July 15 public meeting, a three-day in-person Public Planning Charrette will take place August 17 - 19, 2021.  More details will be released closer to those dates.

To learn more about the Master Plan, visit the website here.

For any questions/comments regarding the Merriman Valley & Schumacher Area Master Plan:

In Akron, call: 330-375-2090, or email

In Cuyahoga Falls, call: 330-971-8135, or email