Downtown is the heart of a city. It is where Elyria expresses who we are, what we believe, and how we feel about our city. It is a place of civic activity, commerce, arts and culture. Downtown Elyria has what other community’s desire, a true town square complete with a historic Civil War statue and cannon, a Veterans Memorial and quaint community gazebo and much more. Great Downtowns are centers of commercial vitality and energy. They contain a vibrant mix of businesses, shopping, culture, and residents.
Our Downtown has many of the characteristics and facilities to become a great city. But revitalization efforts over the years have missed the primary reasons for its current state.
The first step in transforming our Downtown is to tell the world we care about it.