Lynchburg is edging closer to completing a downtown pedestrian walkway; and officials believe the Bluffwalk has already begun to serve its purpose. The ambitious Bluffwalk project was envisioned to be a catalyst for businesses near the James River by making the riverfront more connectible. The walking area between the buildings facing Jefferson and Commerce streets, has already come alive; with once empty buildings becoming offices, lofts and space for other uses. The revitalization effort calls for the area to be mixed-use cultural district with galleries, shops, cafes and other commercial activities so far so good says city leaders. Construction on the project is expected to wrap up in January.