The Growth Of Downtown Tyler

POSTED: Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 12:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:00pm

TYLER - From loft-style apartments to a Subway sandwich shop, downtown Tyler is growing.

Developers say, their investments are paying-off from both commercial and residential growth.

If you spend any time in downtown Tyler in and around the square, you may be noticing that some of the buildings are getting a fresh coat of paint and becoming occupied.

John O'sullivan owns 8 buildings in the downtown area and 35 loft-style apartments.

He says,"the loft apartments that we have stay full all of the time, we actually have a small waiting list for people to get in".

Lofts aren't the only buildings that are keeping occupied, below those lofts are steadily getting new commercial growth as well.

Martin Hines owns 4 properties on the square, which adds up to about 20-thousand square feet of commercial space.

He says,"We have Balance studio, which is a former department store, then we have the space where the subway will be going in, and a space a little bit down the street where the city of tyler's Heart Of Tyler Main Street program will be located."

Both developers say, as the downtown growth continues they'll continue to invest in it's future.

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