The future is now for Bradenton

The residential development is needed in order to make downtown more vibrant. The restaurants, shops and entertainment won't come until there is a critical mass of people to support it.

Projects approved by Bradenton City Council that could build upon downtown's residential development include: • The continuation of Promenade at Riverwalk, which will bring more residential development to the area along Third Avenue West bordering the Manatee River.