Place Development

  • From street lighting to park improvements, DCP convenes and champions discussions and initiatives intended to advance Downtown’s planning, development, and long-term vitality.
  • DCP created and maintains the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Five-Year Action Plan – ­the market-based “business plan” for Downtown Wilkes-Barre – just as it had done for the Plan’s 2003 predecessor, known as the Strategic Market Development Plan.
  • DCP retains and attracts businesses and new commercial investment to Downtown through marketing and direct outreach.
  • DCP serves as the initial point of contact for parties interested in information about Downtown retail and commercial investment.
  • DCP markets the current incentives and resources that are available to Downtown business owners.
  • DCP manages and maintains a digital Database of Available Downtown Properties.
  • DCP is the Downtown Wilkes-Barre market data source, collecting and disseminating up-to-date market information regarding available downtown properties, occupancy rates, and lease rates/sales prices.
  • The Downtown Residents Association, a committee of DCP, supports Downtown’s growth as a vibrant residential neighborhood.