If you haven't noticed, Downtown Bowling Green continues to change. BGMU continues work on their new office space, while a few blocks away construction has started on a new business and possible residential development.
"We just announced a few months ago Hitcents and Connecting Nations were building on the ballpark side of the garage. There may be some announcements in the next couple of months about perhaps some other residential projects in the area," says Mayor Wilkerson.
Ongoing construction is part of a plan started in 2007 by the city to revitalize downtown. Mayor Wilkerson says a change was needed to bring more growth to the area.
"Well there was a lot of activity but not activity that would stimulate. Sometimes success breeds success," says Mayor Wilkerson.
Longtime residents and current members of the Downtown Redevelopment Authority say the changes over the past few years are significant.
"I mean it was entirely different. You just didn't see the businesses. There was business down here but it just wasn't the same," says Liz Bernard.
"When I came back to Bowling Green after being gone for 17 years I saw a lot of energy that was sitting there ready and waiting," says Susan Hoechner.
That energy has been put to good use. An old warehouse is now Circus Square Park.
The redevelopment has put Bowling Green ahead for a bright future.
"We are vital, we are alive and there is a lot going on," says Bernard.
The Downtown Redevelopment Authority says now that businesses are in place, they want to focus on bring more events downtown.