|"A beautiful city, nobly situated on a commanding bluff overlooking the River." - Mark Twain|
Some key points that effect our riverfront:
- Planning for conservation is as essential as planning for development, in fact, it can alleviate some of the stresses when planning for future development.
- Place-making is important. People come back and spend their money in places that attract their affection, and the natural approach can be the cost effective approach.
- You can place a value on a scenic view.
- Charleston, S.C. Mayor Riley: "We should give the best of the city to everyone." Creating valuable public spaces can improve overall property values and add to your city's sense of place.
- Tourism is all about being unique. Memphis needs to keep what makes it unique and that includes its old buildings and conservation areas.
- For a city to survive you need a healthy downtown, and you need historic preservation.