While our downtown isn’t necessarily deserted, it certainly could use some renovation and some use changes. As we see currently in downtown Manchester, a lot of new housing is going into the upper floor of a lot of the building on Elm St. Renovation is happening to revitalize and make it more convenient for people to live, work and play in our downtown. Be prepared for a more vital urban experience in our downtown, including the millyard.
It’s interesting to see what other cities, similar to Manchester in size and socio-economic profile, have been doing to revitalize their downtowns and forge ahead without losing their history and continuity.
The future and the past can coexist in our built environments while fostering a healthy and vibrant present.
Click the link below to read more on how one city has turned around their deserted downtown.
“Roanoke, Virginia, has become what many cities of its size, geography, and history want to be. It started by bringing housing to a deserted downtown.”