LYH: A Splendid Investment in Downtown

When the city first embarked on projects to revitalize downtown well more than a decade ago, supporters said the effort would pay for itself with increased tax revenues, including taxes on sales, meals and lodging.

Critics said it was a pipe dream, that downtown was dead and that the city was wasting its money on such infrastructure projects as sidewalks, brick paving, cobblestone streets, the Riverfront Festival Park and the hiking and biking trail on Percival’s Island.


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