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AKRON, OH- For generations, the old Erie Railroad freight station stood at the boundary between Akron’s downtown and an industrial district. But the Cleveland-based NRP Group just began taking the aging structure down as a prelude to the construction of a $30 million luxury student housing development for the expanding University of Akron. The building has been used as a storage facility by the Akron Beacon Journal for about a decade, and “there was no salvaging it; no redeeming value left in the building,” says Aaron Pechota, vice president of development for NRP.

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