Renovations could bear two bonuses
Aesthetic appeal is an important part of any overall design, and downtown’s overhead power lines and up-and-down sidewalk layouts make for an uneven approach.
However, the downtown area is not the biggest of the city’s problems, and effort on other fronts would likely be appreciated. Even so, the money to go into the project is marked specifically for it, and the city is required to pony up comparatively little to make it a reality. It’s a bit of a bargain.