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Burlington City Council Debates ‘Game-Changers’

April 19, 2017

“We’ve seen firsthand how it changes a downtown,” said Herb Coleman, principal of Clachan Properties. “We’re doing mills and historic buildings all over North Carolina and South Carolina. We have the horsepower to get this done. We’ve seen the impact it has in bringing bodies downtown.” Amy Nelson, the city’s director of planning and community development, said she believed additional food and retail business development would follow after creating a residential area downtown, “a key component to our future.” “This is one of downtown Burlington’s greatest opportunities since I’ve been here for revitalization,” Nelson said. “When you have a downtown that is floundering a little, one of the best ways to jumpstart it is to bring in residential growth.”

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