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Downtown Revitalization – San Antonio

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The historic San Antonio River has long served as the heart of the revitalized city. Each year the world-renowned River Walk draws millions of visitors, and now miles of urban river have been revitalized beyond downtown and the famed Paseo del Rio. A comprehensive, multi-year project was completed in 2013 that restored and enhanced 13 miles of the San Antonio River both north and south of downtown.

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Downtown Revitalization – Des Moines

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The capital of Iowa has long had a reputation as one of the least hip, least interesting and least dynamic cities in the Western world, a dull insurance town set amid the unending corn fields of flyover country, a place Minneapolis looks down on and the young and ambitious flee as soon as they graduate.

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Downtown Revitalization – Cleveland

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Like many Rust Belt cities plagued by disinvestment and flight from the city, there weren’t any family-friendly restaurants, boutique shops, cultural districts or

gathering places. Today, downtown Cleveland is home to hip eateries, a thriving arts district, a restored public park and new offices and residences for the city’s growing population.

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Downtown Revitalizations: Columbus, OH

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Columbus is the state capital of Ohio and is located approximately halfway between Cleveland and Cincinnati. It serves as the home of Ohio State University and has multiple interstates that pass through it. While the Columbus area is home to over 822,000 residents, it still has a small town feel. The downtown area has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. Here is how Columbus’ downtown has flourished.

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Downtown Revivals: Buffalo, NY

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From 2012 to 2013 alone, 2.3 million people migrated to cities and metropolitan areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Buffalo, New York is one city that has significantly benefited from this trend. According to The Buffalo News, the city’s downtown district now boasts a 97 percent occupancy rate, and 643 apartment units have been…

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