Painting A Brighter Economic Future

A town plans to brighten its economic future by painting buildings in bold, attention-grabbing colors.
June 4, 2003, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"He sees the prospect of Tannersville's economic rebirth in Ms. Patterson's proposal to paint many of the buildings along Main Street in colors like turmeric, marigold and celery. Business owners have signed up, some endorsing Ms. Patterson's color schemes, others substituting their own colors.But not everyone is thrilled. A delegation of aesthetically minded residents of the village and neighboring hamlets turned up at a meeting of the village board this month, wanting a say in the process and asking that the colors be toned down. Critics have confronted business owners, saying that they find the proposed colors shocking and that they fear Tannersville is going the way of Disney World."

Thanks to The Practice of New Urbanism

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Published on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 in The New York Times
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