Tag: Community

Flexibility, Planning Lead to Pop-Up Business Success

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD, and Amanda Arnold, AICP In last week’s blog, we talked about the benefits of pop-ups to your community and its businesses, residents, and local government. With the potential to bolster downtowns suffering from empty storefronts, while creating opportunities for emerging or expanding businesses and also securing income for landlords, embracing… Read More »

Pop-Up Businesses Energize Communities

By Matt Ashby, AICP CUD, and Amanda Arnold, AICP Is your downtown feeling a little empty and in need of a boost? You’re not alone; many downtowns and rural communities have struggled with empty storefronts over the years, and the COVID-19 pandemic will likely increase the number of vacancies. However, the shutdowns and social distancing… Read More »

Something to Celebrate: Long-Term Partnerships

So far, the year 2020 has brought surprise after (frequently unwelcome) surprise. One thing that hasn’t been surprising is the dedication of many essential service workers. Beyond healthcare and emergency workers, municipal and utility workers all over the nation also showed their dedication by keeping the lights on, the water running, the garbage picked up,… Read More »