Annual Priorities

Click here to view the 2021 Annual Report.
Click here to view the 2020 Annual Report


2022 Priorities

  1. Improve the physical appearance/infrastructure downtown, focus on improving streetscape elements and derelict properties.
    • Seek out façade funding programs (i.e. Challenge Grant, Catalyst Grant, CDBG-CV Grant)
    • Take steps to implement targeted improvements to downtown streetscape functionality and appearance (stormwater management, street amenities, lighting, etc.)
    • Consider ways to activate downtown vacant lots and greenspaces
  2. Create a healthy business climate. Focus on strengthening current businesses and recruiting new businesses to fill voids in the marketplace.
    • Business succession efforts
    • Encourage and facilitate business cooperation/interaction efforts
  3. Fill downtown empty spaces and storefronts
    • Work with building owners to improve and market available spaces
    • Work with local/regional/state partners to develop incentives
  4. Housing. Improve the existing housing market to provide quality upper story housing options to address the current void in housing options available in the community.
    • Complete an intensive survey of upper story spaces
    • Work with current owners of downtown buildings to incentivize upper story housing development
    • Work with CRDG to increase housing outside district.
  5. Create volunteerism enthusiasm and engagement

Click on the following links to see each focus team's 2022 plan of action.

Design

Economic Vitality

Organization

Promotion



 

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