River Place has also managed to attract commercial tenants from outlying areas.
"A lot of space is still empty, but we think a building designed for today's needs will attract tenants."
It has proved useful in attracting industrial tenants to the area, officials say.
Advance is also apparently willing to lower its prices to attract tenants.
He said he expected to attract tenants from both areas.
Many reasons are offered for the difficulty in attracting private tenants.
The properties are taking longer than expected to attract tenants.
"We've put ourselves in a position where we can be competitive to attract tenants."
Ms. Fields thought a nice display might be just what was needed to attract new tenants.
They hope to attract tenants like a museum, an art center, a movie theater or an educational institution.