If you find that you need assistance in creating or updating your downtown
strategy, contact NLC to obtain information on the America Downtown
technical assistance program that was created to provide local officials the help they need to create or jump-start their downtown
It's a very small step," says Susan Thompson, director, Downtown
Village Development Corporation (DVDC).
Brooklyn Partnership will prove critical to ensuring that the community is involved in the process, and that these investments are made in ways that create jobs and new housing for families of all income levels, as well as enhance the local cultural and academic sectors.
Also keen on the idea of having a grocery store downtown
was Helen Talley, a resident of Arbor Gardens, a senior-oriented apartment complex just north of Lancaster Boulevard.
This led to the emergence of chains as downtown
anchors in the "100% district," the most desirable locations in cities' downtowns
The recently opened Metro, which radiates from Downtown
to outlying suburban areas, the plans for its expansion and the integrated Downtown
Transportation Plan all affirm the intent to recreate Downtown
as the centre of Los Angeles.
has been very successful in revitalizing downtowns
of all sizes, from coast to coast because it is built on the following critical convictions:
The session is intended to give residents a brief overview of the downtown
project and will include a variety of interactive exercises that will help uncover the history of the area and identify the many assets and opportunities of downtown
They want that trend to continue and have hired the IBI Group, a Toronto consulting firm which recently released the first part of their three-phase Downtown
Redevelopment Strategy looking for ways to attract more investment into the city's core.
According to Swig, 85 million square feet of downtown
office space has been lost to residential conversions creating a dire need for replacement office space in order to keep the city vibrant.
Jack Kyser, chief economist of the LAEDC, said a successful downtown
can be important to areas like the San Fernando Valley in everything from reducing daily commuter traffic and creating jobs to offering business-service opportunities and generating tourist dollars.
Besides the Nets Arena and surrounding mixed use developments planned for the Atlantic Yards by famed Brooklyn developer, Bruce Ratner, the Downtown
Brooklyn Council, along with area development corporations and private developers, have bold plans that will see growth of Downtown
Brooklyn's cultural, office, retail, hotel and residential sectors.
parking habits and directing traffic are major priorities for many communities.
High-priced consultants for the developers and hometown merchants either paint rosy pictures of upscale shopping environments, or depict doomsday scenarios of downtown
decay, replete with tumbleweeds.