Every downtown has unique assets and amenities, and downtown programming will help maps them, as well as prepare strategies to capitalize on them
Clustered development serves a symbiotic relationship with existing businesses, helping bolster the economy while driving home-grown initiatives
Ideas without implementation strategies are just a fancy paperweight. Understanding this, downtown programming provides a detailed analysis, parcel-by-parcel, to explain a successful implementation
These services are focused on helping to program a single downtown, maximizing assets locally, and preparing a strategy to improve downtown occupancy.
This three-day, on-site, service is an all-inclusive price of $9,500 and will yield a detailed analysis and implementation framework to help drive your economic development within your downtown.
Similar to the downtown-specific programming, regional programming is offered to a cluster of downtowns who are looking to increase their symbiotic relationships, feeding off one another assets for a collective improvement.
This service is meant for three or more communities and includes up to two-days in each community, offering an all inclusive pricing that starts at $24,000. The results will yield a detailed analysis and plan, including a framework with goals and strategies for all participating communities.
Programming starts with a detailed analysis of the physical and human assets that are currently available in the community, defining how they can be used and maximized.
Documenting the available spaces, both built form and civic spaces, rotating site or access limitations
Just as assets are important, unique opportunities or draw will help provide a well-rounded downtown. Defining their purpose and impact in this step will guide implementation in later phases
Helping to define the timing, location, and purpose of spaces to create a conceal-and-reveal tactic for downtown circulation improvement
After the analysis is completed, and necessary amenities are defined for symbiosis creation, it is time to program the elements to specific locations and define the end-users at a parcel/building level
KPI creation is a cornerstone of any rural economic development initiative. It is how a community can define if the programming is working or requires changes.
This framework should provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete necessary programming elements, bus most specifically, define strategies to empower property an business owners on how to take charge and become the catalyst for their community.