Sept. 11-12, 2013
The Culpeper Center
137 South Main Street
So, your community is known for a festival or two, and the historic commercial district is showing signs of life? It is time to take the next step. Design and economic restructuring strategies cannot only improve the appearance and vibrancy of your downtown, but they can attract additional capital investment, create jobs and spark new businesses.
Make the most of your unique historic buildings, and define the role your organization plays in attracting and developing entrepreneurs and private investment to your historic commercial district. Join downtown volunteers and professionals from across Virginia to hear from architectural design experts from Frazier Associates and the National Trust Main Street Center’s Economic Restructuring Specialist Todd Barman as they present real steps your community can take today.
The workshop is open to board and committee volunteers, staff, local government, downtown business owners, property owners, residents and other stakeholders from designated Virginia Main Street communities, VMS Commercial District Affiliates and other communities that want to learn more about Main Street strategies for downtown economic revitalization.
This year’s essentials workshop is co-hosted by Virginia Main Street and Culpeper Renaissance Inc. (2012 Great American Main Street Award winner).