Purpose: To encourage the improvement of the Main Street District’s physical appearance.

  1. Complete building inventory (building information, current and historic photographs)
  2. Schedule Main Street Iowa Design Assistance visits
  3. Identify 2020 MSI Challenge Grant candidate
  4. Host regular (quarterly?) downtown clean-ups
  5. Plan and implement small beautification projects (planters, seasonal decorations, window displays, rotating banners towards street…)
  6. Improve downtown signage (remove former business signs, enhance current signs, add business hour signage…)
  7. Plan and implement boulevard improvements (MSI design assistance/charette, potential partnership with Whiterock?)
  8. Form art committee and identify potential projects (grain bin art)
  9. Develop a small incentive program to help encourage building improvement
  10. Adopt Main Street “Building Improvement File” as local design guidelines
  11. Wayfinding signage
  12. New light poles
  13. Façade rehabs: apply for CDBG Downtown Revitalization Fund

To volunteer or for questions about the design team, contact the design chair, Gayla McCool.

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