The downtown district faces an 8% increase in levies to finance ongoing RDA activities

The organization, which is funded by a tax levy on a special service district, kept its annual funding request unchanged last year, but requested the maximum increase of 8% this…

Van Wert’s revitalization effort seeks to transform downtown

VAN WERT, Ohio (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – An ambitious downtown revitalization plan is unfolding in this Ohio community. Over 50 older buildings that are in various states of disrepair are…

Toronto collision reporting will be made easier in the downtown area with a new reporting center and online app

TORONTO – After years of asking cyclists and pedestrians involved in crashes to report these crashes far from downtown, where most crashes happen, the Toronto Police Service (TPS) will open…

Downtown District Carts Guide Fayetteville City Council Discussions

The streetcar service in Fayetteville is supported by Fayetteville City Council, as stakeholders work out the details of the operation. The board approved changing an agreement with the Cool Spring…

Grand Rapids removes 4 social district areas from downtown

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The popular social neighborhoods of Grand Rapids are disappearing after the city decided to eliminate four from the downtown area. The city incorporated seven social neighborhood…

shootings on the rise in the city center, according to police data | Chicago News

Ten people were killed and at least 50 people were shot dead in Chicago over the weekend. Public officials are left to grapple with how to deal with the problem…

Southborough Town Meeting Approves City Center District By-Law

By Laura Hayes, Senior community reporter Members of the municipal assembly brandish their red cards to vote at the special municipal assembly on November 1. (Photo / Laura Hayes) SOUTHBOROUGH…

Worcester ‘Balloons & Bad Advice’ aims to highlight the city center

WORCESTER, MA – An art installation will take over several venues in downtown Worcester in November, an intentional effort to guide visitors through the neighborhood. Here are more excerpts from…

Grassroots organization in Santa Clara wants to revive downtown city – CBS San Francisco

SANTA CLARA (BCN) – The people of Santa Clara want to rebuild their downtown area after demolishing it more than 50 years ago. Members of Reclaiming Our Downtown, a popular…

Man shot dead as he walked to bus in downtown Seattle: police

SEATTLE, WA – A man is recovering from injuries sustained in a downtown shootout as Seattle police search for the trigger. Shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, police said they responded…