Does your city have a long-range downtown plan?
Does your city have a downtown development corporation, a downtown alliance, or similar non-profit organization that is focused solely on promoting downtown as a destination for businesses, residents, and development?
Does your city have public policies (like tax abatements, grants, and other special incentives) to promote downtown development?
Hopefully, you answered ‘yes’ to the questions above. But even if you answered ‘no’ to each question, and your city doesn’t have any official program in place to help make your downtown a more vibrant urban place, there are still lots of strategies… (read full article)