Tuesday, December 22 | Submitted by Brett Johnston | Downtown Central
Worley said preliminary survey results show that dinning, live music and nightlife are some of downtown’s strengths.
“All those are national movements the consumer wants to see more of. I think it’s important to have these urban amenities and options because otherwise you have to drive 200 miles or more to have this kind of lifestyle,” he said.
Weaknesses or needed additions include more retail stores, professional services and access to healthcare.
“But to also make it unique, walk able and livable,”he said. “Those are qualities young people want to see.”
They also want to see more daytime job opportunities like the ones soon-to-be provided by software company IntrinsiQ, which will soon relocate to the first floor of the Heer’s Building.
“These will be jobs where the average wage is $60,000. So great quality jobs with disposable income and they’ll be able to utilize the amenities of downtown,” Worley said.