Artistic, Cultural, Educational, Institutional and Entertainment Uses
These uses play an increasingly important role in the vibrancy of our downtown and should be supported. The downtown has already lost two important “anchor” uses to the community's suburban fringe, presenting a significant threat to the downtown's continued vibrancy. A specific plan for downtown redevelopment sites should be created to guide potential developers. Appropriate redevelopment of this area would include a mix of uses that are consistent with the downtown including commercial, retail, and housing.
The downtown has opportunities to strengthen visitor and entertainment activity by creating visual and performing-arts uses and facilities that meet the needs of the arts and cultural community.