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Green Bay: Beyond Perception

A special, five-day series examines the challenges Green Bay, Wisconsin faces as it tries to revitalize its downtown and riverfront.
October 21, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Business reporter Richard Ryman and city government reporter Karen Rauen publish a special, five-day series on downtown called "Downtown: Beyond Perception." The special report includes a variety of articles, as well as a photo gallery, "24 Hours In Green Bay", and an editorial, "Public needs to support downtown plans, about the future of downtown Green Bay.

An excerpt from one of the articles:"City officials think their newly adopted plan for redeveloping downtown is a good one, but some Green Bay citizens don’t want to stop there. They have more ideas for their city center..."

Community leaders are promoting plans that "promise to change the face of the downtown riverfront between the Walnut Street and Ray Nitschke Memorial bridges. The plan, proposed by Milwaukee-based Vetter Denk Architects and Boston-based landscape architect StoSS, will be added to the city’s 20-year comprehensive plan.

...In addition to the riverfront, the plan extends east into downtown, calling for the city to reclaim its street-grid system, essentially removing all or portions of Washington Commons."

Thanks to Karen Rauen

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Published on Thursday, October 21, 2004 in Green Bay Press-Gazette
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