More alleys in Old Town are going to get a good scrubbing and new landscaping. Over the past few years, Downtown businesses have collaborated with the DDA in improving the look and feel of their alleyways. They’ve done such a good job that the renovated alleyways earned the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence in the Public Spaces category. Visitors, residents and businesses all reap the benefits of safe, attractive shortcuts in Old Town.
The Downtown Development Authority is working on plans to expand the beautification of Old Town alleys—those that run north-south just east of College Avenue will be renewed in time for the development of the downtown hotel. East-west alleys in Old Town will also be spruced up prior to Mason Corridor’s redevelopment.