Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Eastern.
Is your downtown succumbing to vacant and decaying historic buildings? To combat downward momentum, Rick Hauser, mayor of Perry, New York, and owner of In.Site: Architecture developed Main Street, LLC, a community-based for-profit development corporation. Main Street, LLC recognizes the quantitative and qualitative benefits of reversing neglect and urges people to “put their money where their house is.”
On May 15, Rick joined the Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design™ (CIRD) for a 60-minute webinar. He offered new insights into a longstanding challenge for towns and small cities—getting the ball rolling to overcome vacancy and blight in key downtown locations.
Blog and Resources:
There are many ways to revitalize a downtown, some of which are listed in CIRD's blogs and resources: Saving Main Street: Eleven Ideas for Spurring Investment in Downtown Businesses and Revitalizing Small Towns: Resolving Downtown Challenges