2008 Great Streets Media Coverage


7th Avenue (Ybor City, Tampa, Florida)

"A stroll along Seventh Avenue is a journey through the old-world charm of a community that thrived on the commerce of cigar factories and the richness of its cultural melting pot."

Tampa Bay Business Journal

Central Tampa News and Tribune (via Tampa Bay Online)

St. Petersburg Times (via Tampabay.com)

Tampa Tribune (via Tampa Bay Online)


South Broad Street (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

"The American Planning Association has awarded the city of Philadelphia two honorary designations in its 2008 'Great Places in America' program."

Plan Philly


Clarendon & Wilson Boulevards (Arlington, Virginia)

"Clarendon Boulevard is no Rodeo Drive. But the Arlington County thoroughfare, along with Wilson Boulevard, has gained fame in its own right. The Clarendon-Wilson corridor was named yesterday to the top 10 list of 'Great Streets in America' by the American Planning Association."

Washington Post

Washington Business Journal

FOX 5 (MyFoxDC)

WTOP 103.5

D.C. Examiner

Arlington Sun-Gazette (via sungazette.net)

Real Estate BISNOW (Washington)


Commercial Street (Portland, Maine)

"Built on top of old piers and fill, Commercial Street in Portland is one of 10 great streets in the country, according to the American Planning Association."

Channel 8, ABC

Portland Press Herald


Main Street (Annapolis, Maryland)

"Annapolis' Main Street has been designated one of the nation's 10 'great streets' for 2008, the American Planning Association announced this morning."

The Capital (via Hometownannapolis.com)

Washington Post


Mill Avenue (Tempe, Arizona)

"Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman praised the recognition is an affirmation of the long-term success enjoyed by the 'community's living room.' He has been instrumental in promoting a live-work-play ethos for Mill, which has resulted in a push toward more housing and offices nearby."

East Valley Tribune

Phoenix Business Journal


South El Paso Street (El Paso, Texas)

"The American Planning Association has named South El Paso Street one of its great streets as part of the organization's 2008 Great Places in America list."

El Paso Times


Summit Avenue (St. Paul, Minnesota)

"The avenue was singled out because of its 'breathtaking vistas, park-like qualities and decades-long history of planning measures, civic participation and private stewardship,' according to the association."

Minneapolis Star Tribune (via StarTribune.com)

FOX Twin Cities (Channel 9)

KARE 11 (NBC)


Washington Street (Boston, Massachusetts)

"A 1.4-mile stretch of Boston's Washington Street, from South End to Lower Roxbury, is being cited as one of 10 Great Streets for 2008 by the American Planning Association, a group dedicated, according to its website, to 'advancing the art, science, and profession of good planning.'

Boston Globe


West Main Street (Louisville, Kentucky)

"More than 30 years in the making, West Main Street between Second and Ninth streets has been designated as one of America's 10 Great Streets by an association of city planners."

The Courier-Journal

The Herald-Dispatch

State of the Commonwealth (blog)

Louisvilleky.com