In 2014, a group of Adams Street stakeholders decided to build a better neighborhood.
The Village on Adams is an organization of Adams Street stakeholders who are improving the street and surrounding neighborhood. Our mission includes a focus on communication, beautification, improved safety, and attracting new businesses & residents.
We aim to improve the neighborhood and create a cultural district through a mix of event production, creative placemaking, public engagement, and short- and long-term interventions on vacant or under-utilized lots.
- Promoting a unified cultural & business district
- Improving safety, lighting, and complete streets
- Creating and maintaining greenspace
- Fostering a presence of art
- Improving signage and wayfinding
- Producing and hosting events
- Attracting new businesses & residents
- Finding better parking solutions
- Fostering partnerships with area institutions
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED
What We'RE WORKING ON
- Managed and produced the Adams Street Zombie Crawl, the first New Year's Eve Ball Drop, and Mardi Gras on Adams
- Established a fund to help pay for Toledo School for the Arts' Student Opportunity Scholarship
- Provided funding for two murals—one for the Collingwood Garden and one for Art Corner Toledo
- Opened two semi-permanent parks on Adams Street—The Corporal Max Klinger Athletic Complex and the PJ O'Roarke Memorial Reading Room
- We have partnered with both the Arts Commission and Toledo Botanical Gardens to do what we do best—provide great bar service for their fundraising events.
- This summer will see the Adams Street Crosswalk Project where artists will paint crosswalks to make them more visible, unique, and safe
- In partnership with Toledo Botanical Garden, we'll be creating a "Cocktail Garden," growing hops, juniper, and all the fixings for a bloody mary.
- In 2016, we'll be working with area organizations and non-profits to create a business incubator focused on creative businesses and artists.