Community revitalization is a critical component of Glendora ‘s plans for economic development, sustainability, and overall commitment to expansion. The potential benefits of revitalized town properties include increased property value, the creation of new businesses and employment opportunities, and overall, a more attractive community for visitors. Mayor Thomas is committed to an aggressive revitalization plan that can be accomplished through the adaptive reuse of existing buildings that are vacant, underutilized, or in need of substantial improvements & repair. His desire is to retain as much of the town’s original structures as possible and to restore their historical significance. In an effort to do so, both the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center and Sonny Boy Williamson Café, will be designed using the town’s existing building infrastructures.
Other revitalization projects include re-opening the original bridge access to Glendora , refurbishing of the town’s apartment complex units, annexation of the property adjacent to the Emmett Till Memorial Highway , and re-establishing an Amtrak station in Glendora .