The revitalization of the community's downtown is considered to be a priority economic objective of the City. Downtown Kanab is currently a functioning and valuable economic area, although it is recognized as needing continued support and improvement.
Programs & Services
Recognizing the importance for a vital and effective downtown, revitalization efforts through redevelopment and other programs are being shaped by the City and the business community. Several concepts have been suggested through the Plan update public involvement process which can serve to make downtown Kanab more viable. They include:
Special events held in the downtown area
The attraction of retail / commercial
Through and in concert with the Kanab Chamber of Commerce, Kanab City and downtown business owners can pursue additional and increased efforts towards revitalizing the downtown area. This aligns with the City's objective to encourage future development in the central area of the community first, and then grow outward.
Organizing and promoting downtown business activity can be accomplished in many ways, including holding special events such as farmers markets, art festivals and other street fairs. Special events can be effective in drawing more attention to downtown businesses.