Back from the Brink
On May 04,2004 the Citizens for Downtown Belleville presented
the PBS Documentary at the Belleville Club.
Many citizens of our city are becoming increasingly concerned about our
city's future. Belleville can and should do better. But it will take the will
of our citizens and cooperation and leadership from our city council and
Back from the Brink poster
Transcription of Films Naration
format .doc file
Mr. William S. Wills was the impetus for this presentation. Mr. Wills is
familiar with past planning/revitalization initiatives for the downtown. He
recounted some of the lost opportunities to take advantage of government funding.
But plans for the redevelopment were prepared several years ago so there
is something to work with. The riverfront trail was identified as part of
that plan. The film pointed out that cities in worse shape than Belleville
were able to make the transition to a vibrant people friendly downtown. It
pointed out the importance of this in maintaining the community as a desireable
place to live and as a magnet to attract tourism and business.
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