North Carolina: Revitalizing Downtowns

One of the most important themes we encountered was downtown revitalization, because of all of the positive effects that stem from it. Through vibrant main streets, many small towns in North Carolina have discovered that revitalization creates a strong community, and thus a stronger economy. Through our research we have identified three organizations doing pioneering work in North Carolina, each with its own incredible success story. These organizations focus on constructing complete streets, revitalizing historic buildings with a keen sense of their future uses, and creating a space that people want to be in, so that businesses will want to be there too.



Dt. Associate Program      BIG      Smart Growth America

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