Hopefully the throbbing brain can help me on this, I'm looking for examples of good and not so good downtown redevelopment or even redevelopment plans. I'm hoping to look at others for the inspiration but understand any plan needs to take the specifics of a community into account including political climate. I'm hoping to find some resources and real life examples of mid-sized downtowns that have successfully been revitalized and take a look at ordinances.
So, what are your favorite downtowns? Least favorite?
Right now I'm thinking some of the more obvious areas like Madison, Boulder, even a bit of Plano.