The main reason I'm questioning this idea isn't because the Innerbelt (Interbelt?) doesn't have room to spare--it definitely does. It's just that downtown Akron as a whole already has a large amount of underutilized property that could be acquired far more cheaply--and redeveloped more cheaply after being acquired cheaply, too. Taking out part of the highway (by filling it in or whatever) would be a real chore. The investments in both time and money involved would be steeper than necessary. Why bother? The sail-shaped area between 8, 76, and 59 has plenty of usable land, and of course there's no reason one should feel boxed into that area, either.