The city of Portland has a new boardwalk that has created a second storefront for downtown businesses. Business owners literally have “turned their businesses around” by orienting part of their store or restaurant to overlook the river and the new boardwalk. They have begun to see increased activity due to the draw the riverfront redevelopment has had in the community. It also provided a solution to second story loft development. The boardwalk provided the required secondary access points for lofts.
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