Community Development

Independence Square Revitalization Plan

The Independence Square Revitalization Plan is a comprehensive economic development strategy for promoting redevelopment, beautifying the streetscapes, strengthening existing businesses, attracting new businesses and residents, and unifying future efforts in preserving the Independence Square as the centerpiece of our community.

The Plan identifies economic development and marketing strategies that will transform the Square into a destination place of which we may all be proud. Strategies will highlight the character of our community and attract businesses, neighbors, and visitors to an attractive and unique place to visit, shop, live and do business. Goals of the Plan include:

  • Beautify the Square
  • Retain the uniqueness of the Square
  • Make the Square a vibrant, active and bustling place
  • Provide public amenities for shoppers and visitors so they will stay longer at the Square
  • Improve the perception that residents, regional shoppers, and investors have of the Square
  • Ensure that Square businesses and property owners are profitable
  • Accomplish these goals in a unified approach, combining and coordinating the efforts of businesses, property owners, agencies, and government in one single partnership

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