Wednesday, September 06, 2006

My lifelong dream

of living downtown can now be a reality, thanks to my friends at South Park Development. A sign has recently gone up to promote The Realty Tower apartments with the slogan Love Old, Live New. I love it. What more could we ask for than to wake up and look out our window to the awesome skyline that is downtown Youngstown. I could stare at it for hours.

In all seriousness, the Realty building and Wick Building (W Federal and N Phelps) are being converted to loft aparments. This is something that I have felt needed to happen a long time ago to complete the revitalization of downtown. As it is, there are few people living downtown, and most of those are in Amedia Plaza or in the other building at Market and Boardman. Just as important as bringing people downtown is keeping them downtown, and having people live there will surely serve as an additional stimulus to the downtown economy. Maybe we can even get some services down there, such as a small grocer or at the very least a drug store. Even better things are just around the corner...

The Realty Building
Originally uploaded by Youngstown Pride.


Mike Prelee said...

A small grocer or even a large one is not a bad idea for the downtown area. It's definitely a space that feels like a ghostown after 5 pm. Something more than bars are needed to give the area some appeal to live there.

Anonymous said...

How do I get info on renting one of these apartments? How much will they be going for?