Talk:Downtown Athens (Georgia)

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Downtown stops at Pulaski Street. West of that is Cobbham(between Hancock and Prince), and the Reese Street area. These neighborhoods are quite different and definitely not part of downtown.

Redefining Downtown[edit]

While I have no data to back it up, I disagree. The businesses along Prince and Broad extend the downtown area well beyong Pulaski. Rather than Cobbham and Reese St being separate neighborhoods, I would consider them divisions of the downtown neighborhood. Similar regions can be seen in the Columbus Circle district in Kansas City, MO or the Battery Park area of downtown New York City. They seem and feel very different, but are definetely [sic] key areas of the downtown areas. Elwood64151 15:20, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Sorry to burst any bubbles, but I must vehemently agree with the original definition of downtown: The area west of Pulaski Street has never been considered "downtown." If we choose to ignore (and eliminate) the traditional neighborhoods west of Pulaski by including them in the downtown area, we might as well simply extend the "downtown" area to include either the old (pre-consolidation) city limits of Athens, or, perhaps, the entire area within the perimeter. I challenge you to find anyone who shares your belief that the Varsity on Milledge Avenue and the Arch are equally proximate to "downtown" Athens. Kansas City? New York? Thankfully, Athens is neither of these places. DidacticRogue 11:05, 15 December 2007 (UTC)

Further confusing things is that the commercial downtown zoning is bordered to the west roughly by Finley Street. Also, Cobbham and Reese and Pope are officially designated historic districts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.166.9.249 (talk) 03:01, 31 December 2008 (UTC)

suggest rename[edit]

I suggest a rename to Downtown Athens (Georgia) pr Downtown Athens, Georgia to match the use for other cities--there's a downtown of the one in Greece as well, though nobody seems to have written the article yet. DGG 21:38, 3 July 2007 (UTC)