Central Avenue Corridor Initiative

This corridor connects Dubuque’s central downtown and Historic Millwork District to the city’s North End. It features a wide variety of historic buildings offering commercial and retail opportunities on the ground floor and residential spaces on upper floors.

The goal of this initiative is the economic revitalization of the Central Avenue Corridor through community engagement, educational outreach, and community-informed storefront and streetscape design. Central Avenue Corridor stakeholders include business owners, employees, patrons, residents, landlords, social service agencies, community leaders, the City of Dubuque, and partner agencies.

Through major street and stormwater infrastructure improvements and work with our partners and the public, the Central Avenue Corridor is beginning to experience a renaissance. Continued asset mapping and business incentives for redevelopment hold promise of even greater transformation.