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1 The Renaissance of Downtown Muskegon Heights HyettPalma Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

2 Please keep a few things in mind as you work toward the renaissance of Downtown Muskegon Heights. Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

3 You can’t have a first class town without a first class Downtown. Downtown revitalization IS economic development. More support is being given to Downtown projects by state and local governments than ever before. Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

4 What is propelling the renaissance of Michigan’s and America’s Downtowns? Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

5 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality A large part of the excitement can be traced to 1992, when National League of Cities members called for the “Rebirth of America’s Downtowns.” Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

6 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality As a collaborative effort, the National League of Cities and HyettPalma unveiled a new national program titled America Downtown® -- New Thinking. New Life. Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

7 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns created the Indiana Downtown® program in the Summer on The first state league program of its type in the nation, replicating the America Downtown® approach. Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

8 Cool Cities Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Created Summer 2003 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality The Most Recognized Icon in the World, Downtown Fremont, MI Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

9 Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns Created Summer 2004 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Sacred Heart Church, St.Marys, PA Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

10 Implementation-oriented Pragmatic Success-oriented Inclusive A strategy – Not a plan Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality America Downtown ® and Michigan Blueprints Convictions Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

11 Muskegon Heights Downtown Blueprint 2007 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

12 Vision Market Analysis Course of Action Partnership Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality America Downtown ® and Michigan Blueprints Elements Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

13 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Downtown Muskegon Heights Today Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Overview Desires Concerns Image Approach

14 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Catalyst Projects Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Public Safety Strand Theater Building Rowan Park Paisley Park Festival in the Park Music in the Park Holiday Family Traditions Farmers Market Art Benches African-American Museum

15 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Infrastructure Improvements Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Maintenance Beautification Streets Access

16 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Building Improvements Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Façade Grants Design Guidelines Design Assistance DDA Properties Historic Designation

17 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Business Development Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Windows Security Bars Chamber of Commerce Assistance One-On-Ones Signs Outdoor Dining Top List/Full List Recruitment Clustering Position

18 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Marketing Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Media Relations Signature Event Business Tie-Ins Web Presence Future

19 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Management Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns Lead Role Staff Funding Benchmarks Adopt

20 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Tangible Results from Michigan Blueprints: Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns More Private and Public Investment More Customers More Businesses More Jobs More Tax Revenues Sustainable Downtowns Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

21 Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality Intangible Results from Michigan Blueprints: Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns More Energy, Excitement & Enthusiasm Increased Community Pride Greater Government Focus Participation, Cooperation & Communication Immediate Credibility & Support Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

22 HyettPalma The Renaissance of Downtown Muskegon Heights... The Time is Now! Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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