Downtown is booming both in terms of new development and the sale and purchase of property. Historic district designation for First Block would be a key step to putting in place a tool to require the look, scale and feel of the block be retained as the boom in development continues. City council is scheduled to consider historic district designation for First Block at its committee of the whole meeting on August 26. This long delayed discussion will show whether city council is serious about keeping the block and downtown special. You can remind city council of the importance of First Block to the city by emailing them at, email@example.com. Tell them why you like First Block and that you support its designation as a historic district.