Photo Old Town Square

Old Town Square is the most significant public-private partnership involving the Downtown Development Authority. Consistently voted as the single-most important attraction in the city by readers of the local newspaper, Old Town Square required a private investment of $18 million and a DDA investment of $5.7 million. The private portion of the project included the assemblage of all properties along the 100 block of Linden Street, rehabilitating some, razing some, and building new. The DDA's investment paid for the construction of a pedestrian plaza that knits the two sides of the block into a cohesive project and for a national award-winning parking garage to service the project.