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The City Center Renaissance will build upon our previous planning efforts and reinforce the opportunities that created the historical community in the Valley. There will be a rebirth of the City Center by strengthening the interdependence of residential, industrial, service and commercial sectors through revitalization, reconnection, and reinvestment. The City Center’s strong employment base, civic facilities, historical assets and unique character provide for the foundation from the development of strategies that will foster the goals of a Renaissance.
A strong City Center is a mirror of the overall health of the community. The City Center is the heartwood of Greater Mankato and reflects the community’s civic, cultural, and economic vitality and identity. Public and private investment will create and support critical levels of momentum that will strengthen the City Center’s role as the community’s central hub. The hub is essential to provide the functional and organic community linkages between outlying neighborhoods and nodes through a common central station of service and support for a sustainable community.