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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

Are You a Millennial? Fort Myers Wants You to Move Downtown

Fort Myers officials are willing to rewrite the law books to make shopping, dining and living around downtown more attractive to millennials. Higher density around downtown means more buildings for urban housing, retail and coffee shops. The city’s goal seems simple: diversify the economy, create a walkable environment and establish a hub of activity. Then, theoretically, millennials will come. Read more... Read more

In Downtowns, Optimism Rings

An in-depth look at the main streets of four Pennsylvania communities — Sunbury, Lewisburg, Selinsgrove and Danville — reveals that, while each community has its unique characteristics, they share similarities. All have parks — and festivals — but also the same type of worries that the individual characteristics and economies of Main Streets are in jeopardy. No matter the circumstances, each community shares one common characteristic: optimism. Read more... Read more

Fresno Seeks to Shed Its Legacy as a ‘Poster Child for Suburban Sprawl’

Attracting commercial tenants to property in downtown Fresno, California was a tough sell even a few years ago. But public sector initiatives including high-speed rail, tax incentives, and a zoning code overhaul have helped propel what some believe will be a renaissance in downtown Fresno, a transformation that involves not just businesses filling up new office space, but also plans for substantial new housing. Read more... Read more
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