Downtowns of America have experienced a resurgence over the last decade. And yet, even with this surge of new urban development, many if not most of our small, mid-size, and even regional downtowns are not experiencing any significant or coherent reinvestment. This is true even in very affluent areas.
JRDV has a proven track record at partnering with both private and public sector clients to create viable and sustainable downtown strategies. We approach downtown strategic planning with a deep understanding of the historical and contextual factors that affect the current strengths and weaknesses of a particular urban center. We also bring a strong understanding of private sector development requirements and how to bring back the competitive edge that downtowns once enjoyed. Above all, we believe in creating a strong partnered approach to problem solving.
Retail is the life-blood of a successful downtown. JRDV is a recognized expert at understanding how to create dynamic, viable retail and mixed-use districts. We are experts at diagnosing the physical and economic constraints that inhibit private retail investment. We understand how to create achievable downtown solutions that build pride of place, reflecting the quality and unique character of the communities they serve.