4A: Support a Strong and Diverse Downtown Economy
Support efforts that maintain downtown’s preeminence as a place to do business through the encouragement of new high-quality amenities as well as the maintenance of assets already built. Development of local and regional land use and transportation policies that encourage density are encouraged to accommodate evolving economic, technologic, and real estate preferences and keep downtown dynamic and economically relevant. We must also keep in mind the balance between taxable and non-taxable property downtown, which is home to significant regional-serving amenities that are tax-exempt like hospitals, universities, and museums. While these amenities contribute significantly to regional quality of life, the infrastructure they depend on must be supported by local private economic activity.