This paper studies the retail market base and economic viability of the Central Business District of Bremerton, WA (CBD). It attempts to answer, "Is providing large-scale retail in downtown Bremerton a reasonable goal? If not, what, if anything, can and should be done with the downtown?" The study compares various statistics and qualitative characteristics of Bremerton to those of three other Washington business districts: Olympia CBD, Pro tor of Tacoma, and Kingston. The appendix provides photographs and maps (for general, traffic, and census tract information) helpful in understanding the look and feel of each area. When analyzing each city's statistics and features, it becomes obvious that Bremerton is not the ideal location for a major retail center. As such, the city should explore other possible alternative uses for its downtown survival.
Sparber, Chad, "A Study Into The Retail Market Base &, Economic Viability of Downtown Bremerton" (2000). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 347.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Retail trade--Washington (State)--Bremerton; City planning--Washington (State)--Bremerton
Bremerton (Wash.)--Economic conditions
student projects; term papers
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