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Places Blog2018-04-25T14:13:40-05:00

Making (and measuring) an impact

Although not a quick fix, investment in downtown revitalization pays off. The average Main Street district, despite representing only 2 percent of municipal land area, generates 6 percent of property tax revenue and supports 14 percent of retail spending, 21 percent of restaurant spending and 27 percent of hospitality room nights. Read More

Downtown revitalization: Testing the market

Sometimes significant community interest in a particular use exists, but sufficient market information to support private sector investment in the project may be lacking. In these instances, market studies or site planning efforts can help define the scope of the opportunity and facilitate profitable projects. Read More

“Magic bullets” for downtown revitalization

There is no one-size-fits-all answer for downtown revitalization, but some best practices are broadly applicable in determining the best solution for your community, and the best starting point for downtown revitalization in any community is the one supported by the people who live there. Read More

September 18, 2018|Community Engagement, Marketing & Promotion, Places|Comments Off on “Magic bullets” for downtown revitalization
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