Saturday, July 30, 2016

Downtown Renewal


The "Powers-that-be" in Ocala have been talking about downtown renewal for some time and have taken some baby steps taken to achieve this, such as renovating the downtown square and gazebo.

But the big project has finally gotten underway...a block long building containing stores on the ground floor and luxury apartments on the top floor. I'm pleased that this is becoming a reality and think it will add some energy and excitement to a moribund downtown area.

14 comments:

William Kendall said...

As long as it's done right, that's what counts.

RedPat said...

I hope they all become occupied!

Judy said...

I never have, but always thought I would like living in a place above the downtown shops. Hope all goes well with the project.

bill burke said...

I imagine that they'll have a lot of interest from people who want to have their business located there. Be interesting to see what happens.

Kay said...

"If they build it they will come"??

Linda said...

It will be fun to see the outcome. Nice to see they are working on it.

Andy said...

Things are off to a good start.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm happy also Lowell, there's nothing worse than a moribund downtown๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love words that don't get used all that often ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Not quite Monday yet Lowell, two hours to go ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Sharon Anck said...

This reminds me of that area in Scottsdale that I've featured before, Kierland Commons. They built condos above the shops there and they seem to be full of people. I hope it works in your area.

Kate said...

It would be a very convenient place to live!

Laura. M said...

Reforms are always good. It will give more life to the city.
Un abrazo.

magiceye said...

Would this be replaced by a skyscraper?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The apartment we now live in while in Oregon was built as part of a similar move. The City is still working on it (and our building is 15 years old).

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