2010 Great Streets Media Coverage
Spring Street • Eureka Springs, Arkansas
5th Avenue • San Diego, California
Downtown's Fifth Avenue, where the transformation from civic squalor to bustling Gaslamp Quarter began more than 20 years ago, is getting its due. Under the Great Places in America program, the American Planning Association today names Fifth Avenue one of the "Top 10 Great Streets for 2010."
Bank Street • Wallace, Idaho
"The mountains and forests that surround Wallace have shaped the City over the years, but the citizens of Wallace are responsible for the preservation of the historic architecture and the character of the city," said Wallace Mayor Dick Vester. "We have re-built the City after forest fires, litigated with the federal government to keep Interstate 90 from demolishing buildings, and worked tirelessly to maintain a thriving commercial district headlined by Bank St."
Massachusetts Street • Lawrence, Kansas
"I've always said Massachusetts Street is the greatest street in America, but part of that is because it has my business on it and a lot of friends," said Mayor Mike Amyx, who owns a downtown barber shop. "It really is our town square. It represents our community and what it believes."
Wydown Boulevard • Clayton, Missouri
Broadway Avenue • Red Lodge, Montana
"Broadway Avenue in Red Lodge offers a unique combination of historic and modern charm," Mayor Brian Roat said. "Maintaining this charm is subject to several goals and policy statements in our growth policy."
Washington Street • Hoboken, New Jersey
"Although Hoboken has transitioned over the centuries from an industrial region into a bustling residential community, Washington Street has thrived by adapting to the community's evolving needs while preserving its historic character," said Mayor Dawn Zimmer.
Middle Street • New Bern, North Carolina
"I think it's absolutely phenomenal and if you look at the pictures of New Bern from 30 years ago, it was at its lowest point ever," said Mayor Lee Bettis. "And, in 30 years we've gotten this award. It just shows what you can do when you build partnerships."