Saturday, June 14, 2014

Andy's Angles: Transitions

Wilkes-Barre, like most cities is going through a transition-- from office and retail to living.

This isn't the money view of the Citizens Bank Building, but you get the idea.  The better view is up on West Market Street.  This is what you see from Public Square, but you get the idea.

The bank moved out more than a year ago.  Only a few offices remain.  Most of the building is empty, but five of the upper floors are being converted into apartments.  Wilkes-Barre has some downtown living space.  Scranton has more, and it seems to be working. It could be the solutions to some of Wilkes-Barre's problems.