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Our Vision for Downtown Wilkes-Barre

DCP's work is intended to achieve the following six "big goals" so that Downtown Wilkes-Barre remains the vibrant heart of our region:

  1. Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be a safe, clean, and attractive place to live, work, shop, and visit.
  2. Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be the region’s college neighborhood.
  3. Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be the region’s “walk-to-everything” urban neighborhood of choice.
  4. Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be the region’s “Innovation District:” its hub for business, startup activity, and entrepreneurship.
  5. Downtown’s historic architecture, walkability, riverfront, and colleges will be the cornerstones of its enhanced visitor experience.
  6. Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be a regional center of arts, culture, dining, and entertainment.