Planning & Development

Uncommon folks could be drawn to this residential area in the works. Photo by Erdy McHenry Architecture

New digs: More construction on West Main

The mixed-use residential complex going up on West Main and 10th streets now has an official name: Uncommon. And the developers have a description of the type of people they hope will live there. “Uncommoners are trendsetters who don’t try too hard,” the development’s website says, but this hip tagline doesn’t describe the planning they’ve […]

Businesses on Second Street say the lengthy street closure for the Violet Crown construction keeps customers away.
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Double crossed: Businesses bemoan Second Street closure

For lovers of independent movies and vino, the construction of the Violet Crown Cinema and wine bar in the former Regal theater space on the Downtown Mall is a sign of good things to come, but for nearby small businesses along the mall and the Second Street crossing, the ongoing street closure and noise brought […]