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

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HyettPalma

The Renaissance of Downtown Muskegon Heights

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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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


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  • 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


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What is propelling the renaissance of Michigan’s and America’s Downtowns?

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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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.”

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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As a collaborative effort, the National League of Cities and HyettPalma unveiled a new national program titled

America Downtown® -- New Thinking. New Life.

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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The Indiana Association of Cities and Towns created the Indiana Downtown® program in the Summer on 2001 . . .

The first state league program of its type in the nation, replicating the America Downtown® approach.

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Cool Cities Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Created Summer 2003

The Most Recognized Icon in the World, Downtown Fremont, MI

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns

Created Summer 2004

Sacred Heart Church, St.Marys, PA

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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America Downtown® and Michigan Blueprints Convictions

  • Implementation-oriented

  • Pragmatic

  • Success-oriented

  • Inclusive

  • A strategy – Not a plan

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Muskegon Heights

Downtown

Blueprint

2007

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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America Downtown® and Michigan Blueprints Elements

  • Vision

  • Market Analysis

  • Course of Action

  • Partnership

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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Downtown Muskegon Heights Today

  • Overview

  • Desires

  • Concerns

  • Image

  • Approach

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns


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Catalyst Projects

  • 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

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality


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Infrastructure Improvements

  • Maintenance

  • Beautification

  • Streets

  • Access

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality


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Building Improvements

  • Façade Grants

  • Design Guidelines

  • Design Assistance

  • DDA Properties

  • Historic Designation

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality


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Business Development

  • Windows

  • Security Bars

  • Chamber of Commerce Assistance

  • One-On-Ones

  • Signs

  • Outdoor Dining

  • Top List/Full List

  • Recruitment

  • Clustering

  • Position

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality


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Marketing

  • Media Relations

  • Signature Event

  • Business Tie-Ins

  • Web Presence

  • Future

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality


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Management

  • Lead Role

  • Staff

  • Funding

  • Benchmarks

  • Adopt

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality


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Tangible Results from Michigan Blueprints:

  • More Private and Public Investment

  • More Customers

  • More Businesses

  • More Jobs

  • More Tax Revenues

  • Sustainable Downtowns

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns


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Intangible Results from Michigan Blueprints:

  • More Energy, Excitement & Enthusiasm

  • Increased Community Pride

  • Greater Government Focus

  • Participation, Cooperation & Communication

  • Immediate Credibility & Support

Making Downtown Renaissance a Reality

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns

Blueprints for Pennsylvania’s Downtowns


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HyettPalma

The Renaissance of Downtown Muskegon Heights . . .

The Time is Now!

Blueprints for Michigan's Downtowns


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