Downtown Middletown is unique in that it consists of many sub-districts. While interrelated each has a distinct character of its own and thus has a different set of problems and opportunities. Dissimilarities also stem from the fact that each of these sub-districts cater to different groups of people and have different activity patterns. Understanding the character of each sub-districts is extremely important to ensure that the specific recommendations are sensitive to the needs of each sub-district and to serve to strengthen their unique individual characters while at the same time enhancing the overall downtown. The following pages discuss each sub-district and articulate more specific recommendations for each district.