Community-Initiated Development pushes towards refurbishing existing spaces

Community-Initiated Development work continues with the hopes of adding even more life to the local economy.

Main Street Director Casey Woods tells KVOE News the city is now into the third phase of an involved process now nearly eight years in the making.


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Woods says developers, both locally and outside the area, are encouraged to look at Emporia for projects.

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The goal is to re-develop pre-existing locations. Woods says this will limit the amount of infrastructure that has to be maintained in future years. It also creates density, something developers look for.

Woods says another goal is to both identify anchor tenants and develop nearby to make them more viable over time.

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