Tag Archives: Downtown

Balancing Nature and Commerce Workshop to Benefit Rural Revitalization

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia was once on a main thoroughfare for travelers going from Northwest Georgia to Tennessee. The route passed through Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park, the site of the Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, and the charming historic town at its gateway. The highway was rerouted in 1986 to bypass the battlefield, dramatically reducing the number of downtown visitors that had been driving the local economy. In 2011, eight agencies came together in hopes of changing Fort Oglethorpe’s downtown from... Read more

Design Your Town

This interactive web-based resource from the Regional Plan Association (RPA) is for citizen planners, professionals and anyone concerned about the quality of the villages and landscapes where they live. The website has attractive and sustainable designs for different kinds of places along with the details, policies and regulations needed for implementation. You can start by picking the kind of place you want to fix – from downtowns to rural villages – or by searching through best practices for landscape design,... Read more

West Chester Business Improvement District Recognized with Great American Main Street Award

West Chester, Pennsylvania’s Business Improvement District (BID) is one of the three winners of the 2017 Great American Main Street Award from the National Main Street Center Inc. West Chester’s revival began 17 years ago when the BID was established to help encourage public and private sector partnerships that support economic development and local revitalization efforts specific to the community’s needs. Read more... Read more

Making the Most of Main Street: Complete Streets & Walkable Communities

How do Complete Streets help communities achieve walkable main streets? What steps can advocates and practitioners take to revitalize their downtowns? Join the National Complete Streets Coalition and co-host America Walks to discuss these questions and more. This webinar will feature speakers from the City of Langley, Washington and Langley Main Street Association as they share their experiences developing and implementing Complete Streets on their downtown corridors. Speakers will explore examples of collaboration between public health and rural economic development,... Read more
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