Bold plans for downtown Burlington: Main St., police HQ, development and more


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Burlington Economic Development Director Peter Bishop sheds light on Burlington's long-range plans for downtown Burlington and attracting business to other areas from the city council's recent Goal-Setting Workshop.

3:50 - An overview of city priorities outlined at the meeting

6:20 - Economic development priorities

7:00 - What goes into site development for business growth

9:30 - Shovel-ready matters. "Sites not dirt."

12:00 - UNC School of Government's Development Finance Institute and how it can help downtowns and other areas

16:00 - The future of parking in downtown Burlington

18:00 - Burlington Downtown Corp.'s vision plan: Reuniting Main Street, creating a plaza downtown if the police department headquarters is relocated

20:00 - "A bold plan."

24:30 - A vision, a path, but not set in stone

28:00 - National OnDemand headquarters coming to downtown Burlington

29:40 - N.C. Commerce Department's Building Reuse Grants

32:50 - May Hosiery Mill's transformation into loft apartments is happening

34:00 - Rep. Steve Ross' proposed extension, expansion of N.C.'s Historic Tax Credits, which enabled May Hosiery project

39:00 - Belong in Burlington session is 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Municipal Building

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