Why Downtown is Important
Downtown is a symbol of:
Downtown helps reduce sprawl by concentrating activity in one area.
Downtown is a major employer. Maybe it’s the largest employer in town.
Downtown infrastructure is a major public investment. Only healthy businesses in buildings assessed at full value generate taxes that give taxpayers a good return on this public investment.
Downtown revitalized protects property values in surrounding residential neighborhoods.
Downtown is the heart of the community and the site of local government and the arts.
Downtown is an important community space where Members of all segments of the community can meet equally for parades and other community events.
Downtown can be a tourist attraction and is the location of a community’s unique businesses and buildings.
Downtown is where our community’s arts and culture thrives.