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The B-N metro area has grown in recent years-at a rate exceeding the state – and Downtown Bloomington has harnessed some of this increase in buying power and an expanding residential base. As the center of a larger, mostly-rural area, Bloomington-Normal serves as the retail center of the region-receiving 35% of total sales from outside the county.

Downtown Bloomington is the cultural center of the Bloomington-Normal Metro Area

With venues including the Bloomington Center for Performing Arts and the U.S. Cellular Coliseum, Downtown Bloomington is quickly becoming the region’s entertainment and specialty shopping destination-drawing close to 1 million people annually
Historic fabric creates a city center with character–creating a walkable and charming landscape. With an expanding residential and job base, Downtown has numerous opportunities for specialty retail, restaurants, and services.

Quick facts:

  • approximately 140,000 square feet of retail space; reasonable leasing rates-averaging less than $1/sq ft.
  • an 8,000 daytime population
  • popular central business district with built-in customer base
  • serves two major universities-totaling nearing 30,000 students and 5,000 university employees-spending approx $60 million annually on retail and restaurants
  • we are bounded by U.S. Route 51, which has a daily traffic count of more than 50,000 vehicles
  • lots of available parking! more than 1500 on and off-street parking options
  • expanding residential base-lofts and condominium developments priced from $180,000 to $465,000 per unit

Our easy to use buildings and sites locator can help you find your ideal Downtown Bloomington property.

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Downtown Development Division

115 E. Washington, Ste. 104
Bloomington, Illinois 61701