With today's growing preference for walkable communities and locally owned and operated businesses, historic streets and districts are re-emerging as the heart of the community that draw people together and help rebuild local economies. Learn how Metro's Development Center acts as a public partner in two programs for revitalizing downtowns and main streets that offer strategies from small – such as lighting and window display techniques – to grand, such as a comprehensive revitalization curriculum for a commercial district.
One block south, the largest convention facility in the Pacific Northwest. A block to the north, a 30-acre sports and entertainment district. With neighbors like these, Milano, the latest work force housing project of Metro's Transit-oriented Development program, was designed to make a bold statement – both in its urban Eastside neighborhood and with the bike-commuting professionals it was designed to attract.