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Glastonbury considers the “village quarter” in the city center | Newsletters

GLASTONBURY – City council plans to create a downtown “village district”, a mechanism authorized by state law that cities can use to preserve historic buildings and control the design of…

IEDA, Main Street Iowa tours downtown and Legacy Plaza – Newton Daily News

Representatives from the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Main Street Iowa visited downtown Newton and neighboring Legacy Plaza on July 27, both included in the city’s now-accepted request to…

Downtown Seattle vacancies remain high as virus variant clouds real estate outlook

After a year of isolated living that emptied much of downtown Seattle, summer seemed to be bringing signs of return. Vaccination rates have increased, the Pike Place market filled with…

Downtown Cedar Rapids bounces back and downtown neighborhood gets a facelift

People attend the Freedom Festival parade outside the Paramount Theater in downtown Cedar Rapids on Saturday June 26, 2021 (Amir Prellberg / Freelance) This summer, downtown Cedar Rapids Self-Supported Municipality…

Shorenstein Properties acquires 2601 Elliott in downtown Seattle

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Shorenstein Properties, LLC (“Shorenstein”), owner and operator of high quality office, residential and mixed-use properties in the United States, today announced…

Bridgton is looking for wall designs for the city center

After a difficult year for many small businesses, cities and business owners are getting creative to grow their businesses. In Bridgton, creativity is literal, with the city launching a public…

Safeco Plaza in downtown Seattle for sale for $ 465 million

Through Seattle Times business reporter The 50-story downtown Seattle office building that some call “the box the Space Needle entered” will soon be sold to a Boston-based developer for nearly…

ULI Boston conducts study on downtown North Brookfield

BOSTON – The Boston / New England District Council of the Urban Land Institute announced the completion of its Technical Assistance Panel (TAP) of the historic North Brookfield Town House…

Photos: 2021 Block Party by the Iowa City Downtown District

The Iowa City Downtown District’s annual block party was back for its fourth year on July 24 The Gazette Jul 25, 2021 2:45 p.m., updated: Jul 26, 2021 7:42 a.m.…

Homes far from downtown Seattle appreciate faster than homes a short drive away

A neighborhood along Lake Washington in Seattle. A fall day in the Pacific Northwest. MarkHatfield / Getty Images / iStockphoto Home prices in the Seattle metro area reflect a new…

Downtown Seattle needs to clean up before inviting people to return

The Downtown Seattle Association is launching a new campaign because after a year and a half of feeling the pain of the pandemic, they want us all to come and…

Millbrook presents five-year plan to develop downtown

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 10:16 PM CDT through Mattie davis The Town of Millbrook has partnered with Downtown Strategies to develop a revitalization plan for the Main Street area. The…

‘Love, Seatown’ campaign urges residents to return to downtown Seattle

A new ad campaign is designed to entice residents to return to downtown Seattle after the pandemic. Downtown Seattle’s return has ‘turned a corner’ in recent months The Downtown Seattle…

Love, Seatown Campaign Aims to Help Downtown Seattle Businesses Recover

SEATTLE – The Downtown Seattle Association (DSA) has launched its new campaign, “Love, SeaTown,” calling on Seattle residents to return to downtown after the pandemic. As Seattle was one of…

El Cajon approves 116 downtown condominiums

EL CAJON – El Cajon City Council has approved a 116-unit project along El Cajon Boulevard on South Johnson Avenue. The project will fill a niche that is sometimes called…

Woman shot dead in the city center; runaway shooter • Long Beach Post News

Officers responded at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday at the 1700 block of Pine Avenue where they found a woman with a gunshot wound to the upper torso, Long Beach police…

Starkville Adds Downtown Parking Limits | Local

STARKVILLE, Mississippi (WTVA) – The City of Starkville will impose time limits on parking in major parts of downtown. City officials will add two-hour parking from 7 a.m. to 7…

The artistic event aims to introduce downtown to other members of Fayetteville

A local community member wants to revive the Fayetteville he remembers as a kid with Sunday on the Square, a community event featuring art and music. The city-native Rakeem Jones,…

Downtown Seattle business owners say recovery depends on city public safety

Seattle is working overtime to bring back its downtown core. The loss of tourists and office workers over the past year and a half has left the region struggling. The…

‘It’s time to celebrate’: Durkan opens up about downtown Seattle takeover as reopening events begin

The “Welcome Back” weeks will take place from July 12 to 26 and will aim to relaunch the recovery of the city center after the COVID-19 pandemic. SEATTLE – Seattle…

Westerly Planning Board will focus on downtown marketing; North End Also Mentioned As Zone of Opportunity | West

WEST – One of the first steps towards implementing the measures to be taken in the new revised master plan will see the planning council focus on further economic development…

Return of Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival Boosts Downtown Economy | Cedars Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) – After moving to a virtual format in 2020, the in-person return of Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival this year has given the downtown area an economic…

Carlisle to Make Open Container Supply Permanent in Downtown | Carlisle

Carlisle Borough is moving quickly to give its downtown bars, distilleries and breweries a way to continue serving drinks that customers can enjoy outside. Last year, Gov. Tom Wolf signed…

Downtown Seattle clothing store robbed “about a dozen times” in past year

Surveillance video captures thieves breaking into downtown Seattle store Surveillance video captured several thieves breaking into businesses in downtown Seattle and escaping with thousands of merchandise. SEATTLE – Surveillance video…

No more defibrillators in sight in downtown Charlevoix

Hopefully most of us won’t have to use an AED. An AED, or Automated External Defibrillator, is used to help people with sudden cardiac arrest. It is a sophisticated yet…

Roadside artifact in downtown Seattle now on sale

Update, July 9, 2021: Over the past few days, a small triangle of land along Denny Way and an odd little brick building – which KIRO Radio listeners learned last…

Council approves new downtown patio parklets

Moose Jaw & District Chamber of Commerce and Moose Jaw Downtown Association want patio parclets in downtown parking lots A structure known as the “patio parking lot” could allow residents…

Police link group of attackers to downtown robberies, shootings and hijackings in recent days – CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) – A group of men attacked people in downtown Chicago – committing crimes that included carjacking, shooting and robberies. Metra Rock Island District service was cut short at…

“Welcome Back Weeks” for downtown Seattle to debut in July

On Wednesday, June 23, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and private partners announced a series of new initiatives to help downtown small businesses. One of the components revolves around events organized…

King County Council member lobbies to condemn park near downtown Seattle courthouse

For years, security concerns have circulated around the Third Avenue entrance to the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle. Now King County Council Member Reagan Dunn is pushing the county…

US Bank Tower revitalization could transform downtown Seattle

EQ Office has announced plans to reposition the US Bank Tower in downtown Seattle. The project will be the largest of its kind downtown in the market, according to EQ…

LMC Adds 548 Apartment Homes to Downtown Seattle Skyline with the Release of the Ovation Luxury Twin Towers Community

SEATTLE, WA – LMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar Corporation and a leader in apartment development and management, has announced the completion of Ovation, a luxury two-tower, mixed-use apartment…

Gelatiamo in downtown Seattle celebrates 25 years of sweets

The ice cream shop / bakery opened in 1996. # k5evening SEATTLE – Long before the invention of ice cream, there was ice cream. For Maria Coassin, there is really…

Documentary highlighting the early days of historic downtown Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) – A new documentary celebrating historic downtown Thomasville, which was once the heart of the African American community, debuted Friday night at the Ritz Amphitheater. WCTV’s Katie…

CCP Community Markets Change Location to Downtown Seattle Through Early 2022

PCC Community Markets, the largest community food market in the United States, will move its planned downtown Seattle store opening from this year to early 2022. However, in an effort…

Cool Spring Downtown District Announces New Summer Market

The Cool Spring Downtown District will launch the District’s Summer Market in June at Festival Park. This farmers and makers market is scheduled to be open to the public from…

The Palm Springs block; a city center for tourists and residents to enjoy

A block of downtown Palm Springs is undergoing a transformation in hopes of revitalizing the neighborhood and attracting visitors with its nearby architecture, artwork, and restaurants. “We just saw this…

Nashville Approves Sales Tax Increase for Downtown District | Tennessee

(The Center Square) – Visitors to the downtown Nashville business district will pay more sales tax starting July 1. The increase in the sales tax rate – from 9.5% to…

Business owner: Crime and homelessness in downtown Seattle have ‘never been worse’

After KIRO Radio’s Gee and Ursula Show shared their own stories this week about visiting downtown Seattle, particularly as it relates to the homelessness crisis, they heard from a local…

Oceanside Police are looking to install 54 surveillance cameras in the town center

Oceanside Police Headquarters. Courtesy of the department The Oceanside Police Department is asking the city to approve a $500,000 allocation to purchase 54 surveillance cameras they want to install in…

Are tech workers returning to downtown Seattle? Here’s what the companies are planning

Downtown Seattle and the Amazon headquarters campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo GeekWire/Kurt Schlosser) Plywood is down, surviving restaurants are adding hours, and vehicular traffic in Seattle is increasing by…

New apartments are on the way in the old quarter of downtown Prosper

The historic district of downtown Prosper has a new apartment community. An Alabama builder, Birmingham-based LIV Development LLC, is planning the rental project on Fifth Street near the iconic grain…

Police make arrests during downtown Seattle marches

item Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation SEATTLE – At least four people were arrested during marches on Saturday afternoon in downtown Seattle – a year after riots there followed the…

Miller’s Guild in downtown Seattle closes after eight years

A destination for downtown meat lovers has quietly bid farewell. Through the Seattle Times, Miller’s Guild – the restaurant at Hotel Max known for its enormous wood-fired grill and excellent…

Part of block in historic UP town center destroyed by fire

CALUMET, Mich. – A massive fire on Friday evening destroyed a block of historic downtown Calumet, according to WLUC-TV. The station reported that the fire occurred at a building in…

How we helped revitalize a languishing suburban downtown

Many years ago my husband, Steve, and I purchased our first home in Lombard. We bought near what we thought was a busy downtown area at the time. A few…

Kearney businesses are planting new roots in the town center

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) – Whether it’s a new location or just a young, vibrant neighborhood, some Kearney businesses are turning to The Bricks to put down roots. Contour Med +…

Texarkana Church seeks permission to demolish historic house in downtown

TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL / KMSS) – The Beech Street Baptist Church has approached the Historic District Commission for permission to demolish the Claude Foulke House on Pecan Street. HDC officials…

Karen Hiller running for re-election in downtown Topeka

Board member Karen Hiller has been in her seat for 12 years, but she still wants to do more work. “I’m a worker. I just want to get in there…

Grand Lake could halt new construction in downtown

Grand Lake officials will discuss a plan next week to halt new construction in downtown Grand Lake. Last week, Grand Lake administrators held a joint workshop with the city’s planning…

Work is underway to alleviate an I-5 bottleneck in downtown Seattle

After a decade on the drawing board, construction begins this month to add a third northbound lane at Interstate 5 at Seneca Street, known as the worst bottleneck in Washington…

Urbana Town Launches Downtown Walking Tour

Posted: May 6, 2021 / 4:13 PM CDT / Update: May 6, 2021 / 4:13 PM CDT URBNA, Ill. (WCIA) – The city of Urbana has launched a new walking…

Is downtown Seattle dying? Not so fast. Office demand returns to pre-pandemic levels

In early February, I wrote about what seemed like an ominous sign for the future of downtown Seattle. An index that measures business demand for leasing new office space showed…

Jackson City Council approves new social district for downtown

JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) – On Tuesday evening, the Jackson City Council held a meeting where several important decisions for the area were made, including road construction, park design and a…

Fayetteville’s Cool Spring Downtown District Hosts Yoga and Painting Event

In an effort to continue beautifying the city of Fayetteville, Cool Spring Downtown District is hosting a “Make Your Mark and Find Your Zen” event. The event started on Friday…

Big Rapids may limit downtown marijuana stores

BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids City Commissioners held a public hearing to receive input from residents and local business owners on a proposed amendment to the city’s marijuana ordinance. The…

Downtown Seattle businesses brace for possible riots as they await Derek Chauvin’s verdict

Companies prepare for possible protests after Chauvin trial Law enforcement and businesses prepare for possible riots SEATTLE – Between the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and other…

Iowa City Downtown District Offers $ 15,000 Grants To New Retailers

Maintain the balance “objective more urgent than ever”, according to the district “The vast majority of space interest comes from national and local restaurants and food establishments,” says Nancy Bird,…

Morgantown Artists to Design Utility Box Murals Around Downtown | Morgantown News

The City of Morgantown has received approval from the West Virginia Highway Division to install six new utility box murals designed by area artists in downtown Morgantown. “The utility box…

Shawnee set to allow public drinking in downtown

Shawnee appears set to allow public drinking in an area covering four city blocks in the city’s downtown area. The Shawnee City Council unanimously agreed on Monday to direct city…

WSDOT finally widens I-5 northbound through downtown Seattle

The state is finally tackling one of our region’s biggest choke points by widening I-5 northbound through downtown Seattle, but it will come at a cost to people driving on…

Historic Macy’s building in downtown Seattle sells for nearly $600 million

Through Seattle Times business reporter An investment group and a real estate company will together pay nearly $600 million for Macy’s building in downtown Seattle, now dominated by six floors…

KKR and Urban Renaissance Group Acquire 300 Pine Building in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Seattle-based commercial real estate company Urban Renaissance Group LLC (www.urbanrengroup.com) (URG) and KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the acquisition of the 300 Pine St building in…

New foot ferry makes trip to downtown Seattle in 26 minutes

Through Seattle Times Staff Reporter Kitsap Transit begins service on its third fast ferry route Monday morning, a 26-minute direct passenger-only trip between Southworth and downtown Seattle. the 255-berth Enetai…

Cool Spring Downtown District in Fayetteville is looking for artists

Cool Spring Downtown District is accepting applications from local artists to have their art temporarily displayed in Art Alley in downtown Fayetteville. Art Alley was added downtown in 2020. It…

Historic Preservation Committee Seeks Dedicated Downtown District – The Appalachian

New Designated Zone in Boone to Protect Properties from Substantial Changes Samuel cooke Originally surrounded by grass and featuring stone pillars at its entrance, the Watauga County Courthouse has undergone…

Homeless hotel opens today in downtown Seattle; here is a glimpse of the interior

It’s more than a year after the pandemic tore downtown tourism to ribbons and forced many of Seattle’s homeless shelters to empty or relocate, but on Wednesday the city will…

Avondale votes to revitalize its historic downtown

More townhouses, restaurants, wading pools, parks and murals. It’s part of the plan to make South Avondale a must-visit destination within five years. The $6.3 million plan aims to revamp…

Grove Station soon to be downtown will offer a unique dining experience | News

Corrie Sid began investing in Tallassee when she first purchased The Guest House in 2018 and almost immediately began making great strides in building it into a new hostel and…

Downtown district vital for a community | News, Sports, Jobs

Graham Jaehnig / Daily Mining Gazette A 2019 photo of Leah Polzien, executive director of the Calumet Downtown Development Authority, as she delivers a monthly report to the village council.…

Tom Douglas is permanently closing the Dahlia Lounge in downtown Seattle

After 32 years as one of downtown’s upscale dining destinations, the Dahlia Lounge is finally done, owner Tom Douglas has announced. The space will be converted to house Serious Pie…

The Last Piece: Southworth-Downtown Seattle Fast Ferry Service Begins March 29

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap commuters working in downtown Seattle can rejoice in good news: The long-awaited Kitsap Transit fast ferry route between Southworth and downtown Seattle will begin service…

City of Altavista Launches New App to Promote Downtown District During COVID-19

ALTAVISTA, Virginia – Robert Pate, the owner of Cyclin ‘Nutz bicycle store, said that since the start of the pandemic he has been trying to find ways to reach customers.…

Bartlett Shoe Co. Becomes City-Center # 2 Shoe Store | Local news

Erik Bartlett, owner of Runaround Running & Fitness at 422 S. Main St., opens a second shoe store in Joplin. Rather than taking advantage of the heavy traffic on Range…

7 “must-haves” for the recovery of downtown Seattle

Every big city has a big downtown. Town centers are the heart of a region and help shape its brand and identity. Downtown Seattle is no exception – it’s the…

Downtown Seattle: ‘Clean up this mess’

“How will downtown Seattle bounce back from the pandemic?” once again describes and denounces the abandonment of downtown Seattle. Let’s look around us. Didn’t the same pandemic happen in Bellevue?…

City of Loveland and Downtown District announce grant program to help cover costs of outdoor dining – Loveland Reporter-Herald

Restaurants in Loveland have until April 6 to apply for a new grant program to help foot the bill for tents, heaters and other weatherproof gear as COVID-19 rules continue…

Ashland’s Community Empowerment Grant Plans to Revitalize Downtown | Central Missouri News

ASHLAND — It has been several months since the Missouri Main Street Connection awarded the City of Ashland the Community Empowerment Grant to revitalize its downtown. Now plans are beginning…

Weekend activity in the city center becomes hectic, according to Cd’A PD

Lee White, Coeur d’Alene police chief, said on Tuesday that a recent increase in alcohol-related incidents in the downtown area was straining the resources of the police department. “The majority…

Warning sign for downtown? Seattle is seeing the biggest decline in office demand

In downtown Seattle, crews are putting the finishing touches on a striking new skyscraper. At a height of approximately 850 feet, the Rainier Square Tower has already redesigned the city’s…

Nordstrom to move office tower in downtown Seattle

By Seattle Times business reporter After a year in which the Seattle-born retailer has laid off employees and closed stores, Nordstrom announced on Tuesday that it will be leaving its…

City of Durango details big plans for Downtown North – The Durango Herald

A new special neighborhood would provide funding to build feasible multi-family housing The City of Durango is considering creating a MidTown Urban Renewal Authority to stimulate redevelopment in the north…

Downtown Seattle business owners speak out after another destructive protest

Local businesses speak out after protest damage Olivia LaVoice reports from Q13. SEATTLE – Cleanup was underway for several buildings that were damaged and vandalized Wednesday night in downtown Seattle…

Protesters march through downtown Seattle, arrests made for property damage

President Joe Biden’s inauguration was met Wednesday night in downtown Seattle with scattered protests and property damage from anti-fascist marchers who have been demonstrating for months. A group, which numbered…

General Plan Update for Beaumont Focuses on Downtown Neighborhood | News

Pulled from Ziggy’s Spirit Shoppe parking lot facing east, Beaumont sees Egan Avenue as the beginning of the downtown Beaumont district. BY DAVID JAMES HEISS, Record Gazette Beaumont has determined…

Fort Smith weighs new code for downtown development

FORT SMITH — The Fort Smith Central Business Improvement District Commission is due to vote later this month on a proposed new code for downtown. The intent of the code…

Purple Café and Wine Bar opens in downtown Seattle | Eat + Drink

Heavy Restaurant Group has announced that a new Purple Café and Wine Bar has opened in downtown Seattle starting September 23. It will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 11…

The streets of downtown Seattle are nearly empty except for the homeless and those still coming to help amid the coronavirus

At 6 p.m. on a recent Friday, Aaron Guyton sat down on a park bench in the middle of Pioneer Square, where the only people around seemed to be living…

Link Light Rail closed in downtown Seattle this weekend

As construction to join new light rail tracks to serve the Eastside in the existing system continues smoothly, it’s time for commuters to prepare for the second of three scheduled…

A History of Le Bon Marché in Downtown Seattle – KIRO 7 News Seattle

The following is a HistoryLink.org essay by James R. Warren: In 1890, Josephine Nordhoff (d. 1920) and her husband, Edward Nordhoff (1858-1899) arrived in Seattle and used their savings of…

Avoiding downtown Seattle on New Year’s Eve? Here are 10 good neighborhood addresses where you can party.

Maybe you’re ready to dance until dawn to the sound of Sir Mix-a-Lot on New Year’s Eve. Or maybe you’d rather stick to your neighborhood and toast the New Year…

Sound Transit worries about safety ahead of last weekend’s violence in downtown Seattle

Long before last weekend’s shooting at Westlake Station, Sound Transit executives were concerned about maintaining a sense of safety for the light rail’s 80,000 daily riders. The agency has increased…

Bus riders and drivers adapt as hundreds more buses roll through downtown Seattle streets

Bus drivers and riders appeared to be adjusting on Monday as hundreds of bus trips were redirected from the downtown transit tunnel to surface streets, where they merged with existing…

The streetcar through downtown Seattle is a smart investment

The streetcar will create useful new connections within the downtown transportation system, integrating with light rail, buses, ferries, and Sounder and Amtrak trains. People have spoken: whether they currently use…

For thousands, light rail may be the only way to get through downtown Seattle next year

Bus diversions and lane changes are coming next year, to bring people through downtown Seattle when construction projects push buses out of the transit tunnel. Seattle is on a collision…

Sound Transit 3 plan calls for second tunnel in downtown Seattle, 108 miles of light rail

Thursday afternoon, the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) was fully unveiled at a transit agency board meeting. If approved, it could revolutionize light rail transportation throughout the Puget Sound region. #ST3…

The Sound Transit’s Link light rail connecting downtown Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport reaches SeaTac/Airport Station on December 19, 2009.

On December 19, 2009, Sound Transit’s Link light rail connecting Seattle to Sea-Tac International Airport reached SeaTac/Airport Station. The inaugural ribbon cutting attended by some 500 celebrants takes place…

Metro Transit begins digging the downtown Seattle transit tunnel on March 6, 1987.

On March 6, 1987, Metro Transit and its contractors began drilling a 1.3-mile tunnel through the heart of downtown Seattle. The objective of the controversial project is to create…