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downtown revitalization

August 21, 2019, 11am PDT
Cities in flyover country are facing new redevelopment challenges as companies relocate from costly coastal cities. In St. Louis, downtown revitalization has also brought plans to tackle blight, and the consequences for residents could be immense.
CityLab
July 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Downtown Milwaukee is getting makeover, from high-profile new buildings on the skyline to ambitious adaptive reuse projects and an emerging entertainment district.
Curbed
May 7, 2019, 9am PDT
Downtown revitalization can be a small town planning priority too.
Next City
February 17, 2019, 9am PST
Thousands of news residents and apartment units, along with almost a billion dollars of development investments, arrived in Downtown Minneapolis in 2017.
Star Tribune
February 6, 2019, 8am PST
A Washington Post feature analyzes the changing skylines of cities from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The Washington Post
October 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The Arizona Republic spent the week fêting the "rebirth" of Downtown Phoenix, covering the evolution of the urban core of this sprawling metropolis from several angles.
Arizona Republic
September 26, 2018, 8am PDT
In exchange for generous public subsidies, Illitch Holdings, owner and developer of the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, promised large-scale economic development.
Detroit Free Press
September 12, 2018, 2pm PDT
East Town, also known as Downtown East, used to be "weed strewn lots and abandoned rail yards."
Star Tribune
August 11, 2018, 7am PDT
Charlotte's North Tryon Vision Plan is "among the more ambitious long-term urban planning projects in American cities," this article. Released in 2015, the plan's work is not done.
Next City
August 8, 2018, 8am PDT
A series of new investments in the civic realm aren’t enough—some in Wheaton, Maryland want the community to catch up with its neighbors in providing a walkable town center.
Bethesda Magazine
June 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
After decades of planning, the city hopes several huge developments will draw millenials and empty-nesters.
Curbed
March 28, 2018, 6am PDT
If Ford Motor Co. goes through with a plan to move into the old Michigan Central Depot, it would mark a new phase of the rebirth of Detroit's urban core.
The Detroit News
January 29, 2018, 2pm PST
Researchers from Arizona State University have produced a new working paper that examines efforts to attract and retain Millennials to downtown neighborhoods in Houston and Phoenix.
The Urban Edge
January 15, 2018, 1pm PST
Like many cities before it, Shreveport's downtown is transforming through the renovation of historic buildings.
Shreveport Times
December 17, 2017, 7am PST
A Ferris wheel has been proposed as a highly visible signal of the North Side of Pittsburgh's role in the city's downtown revitalization.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 8, 2017, 6am PST
The renaissance of Downtown Detroit will not include a new soccer stadium, but don't call it a setback.
Detroit Free Press
November 2, 2017, 2pm PDT
While global cities in other parts of the world are taking steps to ban cars from city centers, Fresno, California has taken the opposite approach. Time will tell if the return of vehicle traffic to Fulton Street project pays dividends.
The Fresno Bee
August 22, 2017, 6am PDT
A draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan will be made public on September 13, 2017. The plan focuses on revitalizing the city's urban core.
Atlanta Intown
July 3, 2017, 5am PDT
Not everybody has the same definition of vibrant, but Atlanta recently chose the way of Times Square and the Sunset Strip.
WABE
June 16, 2017, 10am PDT
The debate over public safety in Downtown St. Paul is once again focused on the city's skyways. There, concerns about access challenge any possible solutions.
MinnPost