Are Downtowns in Danger of Going Downhill Again?

Many ambitious programs to revitalize downtowns of cities across the U.S. could stall as the economy slows
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In 2003, Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio launched a campaign to turn the city's small, sleepy downtown into a thriving core of offices, condos, stores, restaurants, and bars. The city's 760-acre downtown would be transformed into a 24-hour hub of activity where residents could work, shop, play, and wake up each morning without dreading another traffic-clogged commute.

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