Tag Archives: Downtown

Making the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

How do Complete Streets help communities achieve walkable main streets? What steps can advocates and practitioners take to revitalize their downtowns? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host America Walks to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the City of Langley, Washington and Langley Main Street Association as they share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets on their downtown corridors. Speakers will explore examples of collaboration between public health and rural economic development,... Read more

The Reality of Main Street

It is true that main streets have been battered in recent decades. Big-box and internet retail paired with the globalization of production have exposed communities to unprecedented competition. Sprawling development and migration have emptied out many small downtowns. Yet far from a myth, some main streets are thriving. These communities leverage the density of older and historic buildings, educational institutions and community and cultural facilities in their town centers to attract investment and bring renewed vitality to once hollowed-out downtowns.... Read more

Historic Tax Credits Bring Jobs, People to Downtown Cleveland

​ In 2016, few places commanded the national and international spotlights as much as Cleveland – as host to the NBA championship series, the Republican National Convention and finally, the World Series. In addition to these moments, Cleveland has quietly been crafting another story to tell – the resurgence of its central business district. Much of the credit for the office-to-residential conversion in Cleveland’s central business district, goes to the strategic use of federal and state historic preservation tax credit... Read more

Oneonta’s $10M Downtown Plan Gains Momentum

The city of Oneonta was named the winner of the $10 million DRI grant among applicants in the Mohawk Valley Regional Economic Development Council. Opening a center for food and beverage innovation, renovating the municipal parking garage and enhancing walkways and housing options are among a score of proposals for how the city can use the funds towards revitalizing its downtown. Read more... Read more
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