Our view: Efforts on behalf of downtown lauded
The prospect of even more storefronts being vacated in downtown Tonganoxie is disturbing news, but the joint effort under way to reverse the exodus is welcomed.
Next week, members of the City Council, Planning Commission, Chamber of Commerce and other parties interested in the future of downtown will meet to discuss ways to bring and keep businesses on Fourth Street. The meeting, the second such session, is set for 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall.
Vital downtowns don't come about simply by osmosis. They require work, innovation, collaboration and community commitment.
The future of downtown Tonganoxie is being put to the test, and we're glad to see various entities -- private and public -- and individuals pull together to try to ensure downtown remains a viable part of the city.