A revitalization of downtown New Philadelphia is underway. Our downtown has become a destination because of the popularity of its locally owned restaurants and shops. It's also become a gallery of visual art as murals painted by local artists are featured on several buildings. The City continues to encourage business growth and artistic design in this center of our community.
A Downtown Design Standards Board of Review has been created to establish guidelines that downtown property owners can use to direct facade improvements and create a more uniform and attractive look to the area.
The downtown Central Business District is included in the City's Community Reinvestment Area, where property tax abatement is available. In addition, my administration and City Council are working on legislation to create incentives to preserve landmark structures.
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