The Cost of an Empty Building: Calculating Opportunities Downtown

Every community has it: that vacant, eye-sore building with an absent owner. Yet, economic and community developers alike still struggle to communicate the impact of that vacant building on the vitality of the downtown community. At Main Street America‚Äôs recent Community Transformation Workshop, Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics described that exactly. Calculating the impact of that … More The Cost of an Empty Building: Calculating Opportunities Downtown