In 1991, the desire to re-ignite downtown gave rise to a loosely organized group of citizens, who initially sought out building owners to partner with them to improve their buildings, but no building owners were interested in the opportunity. So they redirected their energy, and without any formal structure undertook their first project: removal of overhead electrical cables that formed a cluttered canopy over the streets and the installation of 86 ornamental street lamps ($131,000, 100% funded by private contributions).
Other streetscape improvements:
- Sidewalk Enhancements (Commerce and Main Street)
- Waste Receptacle replacement
- Newbridge Courtyard