With so much attention focused on downtown right now, it only makes sense to ask someone who's been successful there for over 30 years what he thinks could drive more growth. Here's Treebeards co-founder Dan Tidwell:
Incentives for downtown residential development is a must and finally being realized," Tidwell says. "Residential will encourage retail -- not the other way around. The new High School for the Performing Arts locating to downtown is exciting, but this would be even more exciting and make a lot more sense if it were located next to our incredible Theater District.