Communities across the country are searching for ways to reinvent downtowns that have experienced disinvestment and deterioration in recent decades. Structural changes in the economy, shifts in development patterns, and evolution of consumer preferences have left many downtowns struggling to retain businesses and attract visitors. Downtown redevelopment is a complex issue that demands a multi-faceted approach.
This PAS Essential Info Packet provides a collection of articles, reports, and online resources to help guide communities in developing and implementing downtown revitalization strategies. The packet also contains examples of local plans and ordinances written specifically to encourage redevelopment in downtown areas.