Speaking at the International Downtown Center Conference

On October 24th, we will participate as a panel member for the pre-conference workshop on “Historic Preservation as a Partner in Downtown Development” at the International Downtown Association annual conference and tradeshow in San Antonio, TX.  The focus of our talk is on the nationally important research we conducted in 2017 for Oregon Heritage. This research was designed to inspire the agency’s varied constituency to actively pursue new preservation tools, including...

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Nominating Committee Better Board Building Work Plan Presentation

On Wednesday, June 6 we will be speaking again at the Pennsylvania Downtown Center Annual Conference in West Chester. This year’s conference is “Embracing Change:  Empowering the Future of Your Community’s Revitalization Effort,” held in the 2017 Great American Main Street Award winning town of West Chester, PA. Our presentation is “Your Nominating Committee’s Better Board Building Work Plan” scheduled for 3:30 PM. We will discuss an ideal yearlong...

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Two DE Design Guides Wrapping Up

For the last six months, we have worked with Downtown Milford Inc. and the Town of Laurel, DE to create design guides for their downtown commercial districts. The design guides will be used in both towns for any matching grant program for storefront or other downtown building improvement projects. Both projects will foster excellent and historically compatible improvements to both communities’ authentic historic building resources. Both communities had very diligent committees that met...

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Design Guidelines for Downtown Milford Inc.

Over the next six months, we will be working with Downtown Milford Inc. to create design guidelines for their downtown commercial district. We will work with a subcommittee of the Design Team, who will also review drafts of the design guidelines as they are developed. This technical assistance service is provided by Downtown Delaware through USDA funds. The Design Guidelines will be used by Downtown Milford Inc. to provide advice on any matching grant program for storefront or other downtown...

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Two Presentations at Pennsylvania Downtown Center Conference June 2018

In June we will be making two presentations at the Pennsylvania Downtown Center's annual conferene, held this year in the 2017 Great American Main Street Award Winning, Downtown West Center PA. Our first presentation is Your Nominating Committee’s Better Board Building Work Plan.  Our second presentation, Using Authentic Foods to Transform a Commercial District, is with our client Stephanie Michel from the North 5th Street Revitalization Project.  We will discuss how they...

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