City of Toledo Plan Bestowed Award of Excellence


Group of people near fountain, trees and downtown buildingThe International Downtown Association honored ConnecToledo with its Award of Excellence for its comprehensive downtown plan to revitalize downtown Toledo, Ohio.  Known as the Downtown Toledo Master Plan, it focuses on reinvigorating the riverfront area and identification of reinvestment opportunities.  Since its implementation in 2017, projects totaling nearly $250 million have been completed.  The plan also won an award from the American Planning Association, Ohio Chapter, in 2017. 

ConnecToledo is a nonprofit organization whose focus is redeveloping downtown Toledo.  In keeping with its goals to create a plan that was collaborative and inclusive, the board of directors is comprised of members from local companies, government agencies and nonprofits.  This includes Eastman & Smith member Gene R. Abercrombie, who is board secretary.  

As a 177 year resident of downtown Toledo, Eastman & Smith wishes to thank ConnecToledo for its efforts and offer its congratulations.