Over the last several decades many existing older commercial areas have fallen into decline as new greenfield commercial developments are rezoned farther out in the city and county. While this greenfield development provides new commercial opportunity and tax base growth, it typically has a secondary impact on older commercial areas as uses vacate those areas. In some cases, new commercial areas can also draw business away from our small municipality downtowns which are undergoing revitalization.
What is the right mix of new commercial and revitalized commercial for our community?
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