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Echo Press Editorial: Downtown ideas reflect Alexandria's welcoming feel

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A city’s downtown area defines its personality.

A cluttered downtown gives off a vibe of disorganization. A downtown devoid of any scenery comes across as cold and unfeeling.

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But a downtown containing an attractive, well-planned mix of trees, plants, benches and pedestrian and bicycle friendly amenities can convey a welcoming feel, one that will make visitors impressed enough to visit again and again.

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