This week town leaders had three meetings with Elon residents to discuss bringing some changes to the downtown area.

Town leaders asked residents how they would feel about expanding downtown, southwest of Campus Technology and Local Yogurt.

Members of the Board of Aldermen and others met with local business owners and property owners asking how they would change downtown Elon.

In order to make any changes the town would have to buy and level student houses, town houses, and anything else sitting on the eight blocks of land they want to add to downtown Elon.

The groups discussed possibly adding shops, restaurants and even a pharmacy. They also compared the area to other university towns like Chapel Hill and Greensboro.

Right now no plans are final, but they will continue to work on them in the coming months.

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