Time To Start Acting On Downtown Recommendations

Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership Executive Director Amy Hansen says plans and recommendations for the downtown are wonderful, but it is time to start implementing some of them. When she recently addressed the City Council she went through the recommendations. She says the City has to be more aggressive in property acquisitions because it would then have control over who purchases a property and what kind of business would fit. Other suggestions include a new business expansion grant program to attract businesses that might be considering expansion, putting more money in the building improvement fund, and a residential feasibility grant program. She would also like to see an implementation plan for improvements to the arts and entertainment district. She would also like to see a vacant property improvement fund to make some vacant properties more attractive to potential buyers.