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Regional Research

Cobourg Downtown Vitalization Action Plan

Downtown Action Plan

"Downtown Cobourg consists of approximately 230 businesses. Some are thriving and others are struggling to meet new age consumer demands. Cobourg’s baby boomers are retiring and with this demographic reality we are witnessing the closing of mainstay shops. Add to this the arrival of new businesses, some which have no formal business or marketing strategies, heritage buildings that require more than just a face-lift, and climbing vacancy rates. It is time to develop a long-term sustainable plan for downtown Cobourg.

There is a desire by Town of Cobourg staff and Council, the Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) and the Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce to be proactive in addressing the challenges our downtown is facing. As a result, the Downtown Vitalization Task Force was established as an Ad Hoc Committee of the Town of Cobourg."

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