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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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