Pull together your local government, your downtown
businesses and the organizations that are involved in your downtown
's economy (Merchants Group, Chamber of Commerce, Redevelopment Agency, Main Street, etc.
As part of its current plan to attract new business as well as a stronger customer base, city council approved a downtown
loan program on Nov.
Mayor Bloomberg commented, "The growth of Downtown
Brooklyn is one of the Administration's highest priorities.
Gatlin said he would like to see a farmers market to help draw in people to downtown
They visually paved streets, removed blight and shaped an idealized view of the city for consumers in terms of physical condition and downtown
This might seem an impossible expectation for a mere five acres of urban space, but if all the initiatives of the recently published Downtown
Strategic Plan are carried out, Pershing Square will not have to achieve this gargantuan task completely alone.
To date, local elected officials in more than 200 cities have used the America Downtown
program to improve their downtowns
a community workshop titled ``Understanding Downtown
Lancaster'' will be held in the council chambers at City Hall.
There are signs the downtown
is springing back to life with new retail, upscale apartments and a strong arts and entertainment culture after a moribund period in the late 1990s.
Speaking at the same panel, Kent Swig, co-chairman of Terra Holdings & President of Swig Equities which owns several prominent downtown
office buildings disagreed, saying the market needs more, not less commercial development.
Perry said the growth downtown
- some of it spurred by changes in city law that made it easier to convert buildings for residential use - has boosted jobs, investment and tax revenues.