|Piedmont Triad Research Park|
The old industrial buildings at the edges of Downtown provide excellent opportunities for redevelopment as modern manufacturing/research space (such as those converted by PTRP), office/ commercial space, or mixed-use development. The underutilized older buildings and small rental spaces in the Center City are excellent candidates for small business startup space. Business development in Downtown should also include the completion of the PTRP Master Plan, which will ultimately bring 30,000 additional jobs to the area. Lastly, changes to the building code may need to be made to facilitate easier redevelopment of older buildings in the Center City.