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Downtown Toledo Master Plan

The Downtown Toledo Master Plan was undertaken as a collaborative and inclusive process, assembled by a broad coalition of public and private sector leaders desiring to improve a struggling downtown. The public was encouraged to participate in three public meetings, submit ideas online and visit several pop-up community input locations, resulting in more than 1,000 ideas and comments. The plan created a community-driven vision for future growth that has led to the dramatic revitalization of downtown Toledo.

The Downtown Toledo Master Plan built on existing momentum with a bold vision of a completely rebuilt, accessible and activated riverfront that connects both sides of the Maumee River and identifies new opportunities for downtown and neighborhood reinvestment. The plan extends beyond a vision – outlining 12 Priority Action Items that identify catalytic projects to transform downtown and the policies to support them. For example, it identifies the public/private partnerships required to reinvent the riverfront; makes the case for economic incentives necessary to spur continued residential development in downtown; develops the street typology framework for new mixed-use development; and provides an economic baseline for downtown to grow jobs and attract talent. Since the plan was completed in early 2017, more than $244 million of catalytic projects have been completed and another $425 million of investments are funded and underway. With a new vision for downtown, a renewed culture of planning and participation, and a broad coalition working to implement the plan, there is no doubt that Toledo’s greatest days are ahead.

Project Details

Downtown Toledo Master Plan

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation


Planning, Design and Infrastructure
$1000001 - $2000000