Downtown areas are usually known as a community’s heart, and six Douglas County cities are embracing opportunities to keep theirs beating.

Erica Reynolds is the special section editor for The News-Review. She can be reached at ereynolds@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4218.

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melrosereader

The spot in Roseburg that used to be the Safeway. What about turning that into a Foodcart/Farmer's Market hub?

Think about Pike Place Market in Seattle or the Reading Terminal Market in Philly. Build it and they will come.

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