More Strategic Plans Underway in Ardmore and Metuchen NJ

One of our most popular services continues to be creating five year strategic plans for downtown organizations. Right now, we are working with the Ardmore Initiative, the Main Street on the Main Line in Ardmore PA and with the Metuchen Downtown Alliance in New Jersey. We utilize the Board Source™ methodology to seek high quality public input through online surveys, interviews and focus groups in addition to asking stakeholders for feedback about current projects through small...

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Design Guidelines for West Orange NJ

Heritage Consulting Inc. recently competed design guidelines for the Downtown West Orange Alliance in NJ funded by the Main Street New Jersey program. We are delighted with this outcome. This summer we will be returning to Delaware to help additional downtown organizations to create comprehensive design guidelines for their downtown districts thanks to Downtown Delaware. We have been creating design guidelines for several communities in DE and NJ in the last few years and enjoy working...

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National Survey of Heritage Incentive and Funding Programs Report for Oregon Heritage

Heritage Consulting Inc. was engaged by Oregon Heritage,  the state’s heritage agency to undertake fresh research about the wide variety of state, county, and local preservation funding and incentive programs across the nation. This two component research project produced a spreadsheet with basic information about 150 different funding or incentive programs nationwide that direct grant support to heritage organizations. The spreadsheet also included financial incentives for...

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All About Investor Campaigns workshop for Oregon Main Street

In April, 2017 we presented an in-depth two-hour workshop for Oregon Main Street Network communities on Investor Campaigns for Main Street organizations. The workshop explored all aspects of soliciting small annual gifts from residents and the people who shop downtown, including how to organize a campaign, work plans, renewals, gift levels, and acknowledgements. Our workshop ended with a short session about asking for yearend gifts for unrestricted operating support for downtown...

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Tacony CDC New Strategic Plan Adopted

We have worked with the Tacony Community Development Corporation in Philadelphia since they began their revitalization journey in 2011 and this is the second time that we have completed a five-year Strategic Plan for them.  Over the last five years. the Tacony Community Development Corporation’s Board of Trustees, volunteers, and staff have been promoting the corridor’s variety of retail, restaurants, and service businesses, hosting retail events, helping existing...

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