2015 Spring Speaking Engagements

We are busy this Spring with a host of speaking engagements in the area and in Canada. Something for historic sites as well as Main Street organizations. Check them out! If you are nearby, please drop by and say hi. February 7  Germantown United CDC, Philadelphia PA,  Introduction to Main Street February 12 Tinley Temple, Assessing the Heritage Potential of Churches for Suzanna Barucco's Preservation Class at Philadelphia University  March 3  Downtown Milford...

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Thanks to our 2014 clients!

As we close our 10th Anniversary year we would like to say thanks so much to our clients. This year like most, we added new clients to our roster, and welcomed back others, some of whom have been clients for ten years.  Thank you all. New Clients Bala Cynwyd PA Women’s Club Bloomfield Center Alliance NJ Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee WI Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Chicago IL Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, AZ Hidden City, Philadelphia PA Westfield Architects...

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Keeping Suburban Downtown Retail Districts Relevant

We were delighted to serve on a panel with Karen Cilurso, AICP, PP, of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission at the recent Pennsylvania American Planning Association Chapter annual conference here in Philadelphia in October. The DVRPC published a fascinating report last November called Suburban Downtown Retail Districts Strategies and Best Practices.  This study of the 71 downtown districts in their nine county service area was a comprehensive snapshot of these...

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Strategic Plan for Main Street Howell DDA (MI

We are wrapping up a five month Strategic Planning effort for one of the Master Level Communities in Michigan Main Street this month. Howell has a handsome downtown with only a few vacancies, and is seeing a flurry of new businesses come to town. Far from being a small town between Lansing and Detroit, Howell is a county seat with two cultural anchors, a recently renovated downtown movie theater showing Indy films, and the Opera House which is used a performance venue. See the Survey Report...

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Consumer and Stakeholder Survey Report Main Street Howell DDA Michigan

We are wrapping up a five month Strategic Planning effort for one of the Master Level Communities in Michigan Main Street this month. Howell has a handsome downtown with only a few vacancies, and is seeing a flurry of new businesses come to town. Far from being a small town between Lansing and Detroit, Howell is a county seat with two cultural anchors, a recently renovated downtown movie theater showing Indie films, and the Opera House which is used a performance venue.The survey report...

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