If we think of Main Street as, not just a collection of third places, but rather, a third place in and of itself, we’re much more likely to create a place that is walkable, interesting, and inviting; and in turn, to fulfill that common desire for a “lively downtown.”… Read More Main Street as a Third Place
There’s your home, then there’s your workplace, and then there’s that favorite spot – you know, the one where everybody knows your name. Your first, second, and third places. Don’t they balance each other nicely? Well, if you’re lucky, that is. If you’re living in a typical suburb or small town, there’s a good chance… Read More What’s Missing from Our Boring Downtowns?
We were able to uncover unique characteristics of the community and its people – assets that could serve as the foundation for future development. … Read More In Community Development Begin by Looking Back
In lending to a very limited geographic region, the success of the Center Moriches Bank was inextricably linked to the success of its hometown.… Read More The Cornerstone of Revitalization: Local Investment