Redding Sees Update to Downtown Specific Plan

Redding Sees Update to Downtown Specific Plan

Posted: Jan 4, 2018 6:19 PM

Redding, Caif -- Once the sun sets, downtown Redding usually sets with it.
But the City Planning Commission is looking for a way to change that.
The Downtown Redding Specific Plan Update aims at creating a “revitalized downtown Redding that’s attractive, safe , economically vibrant, and respectful of historical and natural resources. “ 
But there are many ways to go about that …
Including bringing in more businesses.
“Find a way to kinda revitalize downtown and make it more of a 24 hour environment, "said Paul Hellman.
He adds some ideas to make that happen include developing mixed use building where there are restuarants and shops on the ground level, followed by offices in the second level, and finally residential apartments on top.
That way downtown is always busy, and that’s something that attracts current business owners, including Heidi from Bella La Vie Wig.
"I like the idea of people being able to come down and hang out play in the water. I saw like a water feature idea," said Heidi. 
Heidi tells Action News Now she's been keeping up to date with the plans and says despite being a little nervous for parking, she can't wait to have more of more families in the area.
Other people shopping around downtown were also excited for the changes, giving their input on what they’d like to see.
"I want see more fun places like arcades."
"I want to see more fun restuarants and stuff."
You can see the full plans online or at their office at city hall.
The planning manager says they will be presenting the new plans to the board of commissioners by early february so you have plenty of time to comment.

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