How Skateparks, Bike Paths and Small Businesses Can Change a City’s Image
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — In the heart of downtown Portsmouth, there’s a hunger for change. Along 2nd street, the buzz of construction echoes, you can find figurines dedicated to upcoming development on display at the local pottery studio and the corner bar proudly displays maps and diagrams of the city’s new master plan.
The city of 20,000 wants the kind of thriving downtown district you’d find in Columbus or Cincinnati, with streets lined with small, locally-owned businesses, places to gather and hold events and mixed-use buildings allowing locals to live where they work and play. The town hopes its plan to “Elevate Portsmouth” is a start.
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