After witnessing the recent changes taking place in the downtown area, I am enthused about the redevelopment. I'm happy to see that the waterfront's beauty is finally being noticed and formed into something with potential. In this process, I noticed a lot of the re-building isn't building at all, but rather using the structure and form as the building blocks to the new formation.
Today the downtown district is underutilized compared to the previous years before. Back then this area was the place to be and had all the resources and necessities for day to day life. We want to bring that back, but at the same time we don't want modernization and the technology of today's world to overwhelm this region. With all the ideas flowing and the new remodeling taking place, it's hard not to view the downtown as something new. New doesn't necessarily mean building from the ground up, in this case it can refer to refurbishing what once was new.