After years of speaking out on my hometown's woes ( ie. saving midtown for a international food venue with a Super Target w/ grocery anchoring one end, the bank on East ave side becoming a theater and the tower with condos and Sibleys with residential lofts at opposite ends) ... (BTW cheers to Tops for potentially stepping up - maybe Tops should expand products beyond food like Fred Meyers )
Here is another thought, instead of tearing up mainstreet and undoing what the last main street plan created, why not make north to south streets greener with medians, trees and landscaping. This allows Main street to be good for traffic flow and bus routes while encouraging foot traffic to secondary arteries. Especially, since these arteries actually lead to destinations from Main street. ie. High falls, Rundel, National museum of Play ( Strong Museum ), Corn hill, MCC ( once it moves to Kodak), the train station, Water street, etc. Another big suggestion is subsidised parking with validation, get people coming into town, parking and then purchasing to get free or very cheap parking. The city is "cold" because outside of the east end it is not drawing PEOPLE.... ok another thought, express bus services from inner loop to Charlotte, RIT, and UofR.
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