With the vision of architects, developers, engineers, and city officials, this area is quickly becoming revitalized as Lincoln’s new entertainment district. Within the revitalization of this underutilized property, the construction of restaurants, shopping centers, public outdoor spaces, as well as the Pinnacle Bank Haymarket Arena, are all taking shape.
As the construction is quickly emerging and most of the area is set to finish within 2013, Lincoln can expect to see massive growth as the new Haymarket area is expected to have a $260 million annual economic impact on the Lincoln economy according to a May 2009 economic analysis report completed by Leib Advisors. Along with this positive economic impact, the completion of this entertainment district will provide an entertainment community that rivals large cities within the nation. These benefits are the direct result of smart urban planning that will benefit Lincoln citizens and visitors alike. This is truly a story of creating something out of nothing, an example of true revitalization, a lesson that all cities can utilize when reinventing their cityscapes.
With this project in mind, how do you see your community using smart urban planning techniques to revitalize its underutilized spaces?
Credits: Photograph Collage by Lisa Gran. Data linked to sources.