A Downtown Design Standards Review Board has been created to establish guidelines that downtown property owners can use to direct facade improvements and create a more uniform and attractive look to the area.
The downtown Central Business District is included in the City's Community Reinvestment Area, where property tax abatement is available. In addition, my administration and City Council are working on legislation to create historic districts, which would provide incentives to preserve landmark structures.
Local artists have contributed their talents by painting several new murals in the downtown area. And a thanks to the generosity of a local business owner, a parkette has been constructed at the City parking lot on South Broadway.
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