Something caught my attention the other day. It was a site what is not too strange, but I still started to wonder. Here in a smaller town (under 20,000 sat an empty Wal*Mart, and an empty K-Mart. The town had seen better days, and was looking a bit rundown. Just out side of town was new development, low impact manufacturing, and sub divisions.
We often hear about redevelopment strategies for larger towns, but what about small, traditional down towns? What redevelopment projects have been successful for little down towns? (please post pictures)
Some years ago, I drove though Sturgeon Bay WI, and I was impressed with how the town looked. It was in the fall and they had Kale and Mums planted all along the main street. Each building had impressive “shop” windows, and parking was in the back or on the street. It was a Saturday afternoon, and there where a lot of people walking from one shop to another.