Mayor’s Charge: Long-Term Plan Share our Vision for a Downtown that is a Safe, Attractive, Clean, Unique, Exciting Destination Using Best Practices for Downtown Revitalization (Brookings Institution 2005) Involving Retail, Offices, Service Businesses, Housing, Infrastructure, Cultural Facilities, Marketing, Education, Community Involvement
Eliminate Blight Project Costs Property Acquisition¹$500,000² Increased Code Enforcement $ ? Increased Security $ ? Infrastructure in Support of New Development$ ? ¹Via Catalytic Development Company ²Short-Term Costs
Priority of Projects 1.Address problems impacting Streetscape via enhanced security, increased maintenance, infrastructure improvements. 2.Create Catalytic Development Company to help eliminate blight and spur revitalization. 3.Facilitate transition of Heritage Manor to educational use. 4.Develop business plan for a Discovery Center. 5.Assess feasibility of creating Artists’ Alley between “B” and “D” Streets. 6.Assess feasibility of operating a dedicated Visitors Center.
Summary of Short-Term Project Costs Improve Streetscape $ 550,000 Eliminate Blight*$ 500,000 Heritage Manor Transition $ 390,000 Discovery Center Business Plan* $ 10,000 Artists’ Alley Study$ 10,000 Visitors Center$ 0 Total $ 1,460,000 *Locations outside of Downtown District