Born out of a desire to help an underserved community take a plan off the shelf and move towards lasting community change, this neighborhood revitalization project sought to build community capacity to implement some of the recommendations of the community’s Livable Centers plan. Working with the Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC), we worked with local stakeholders in the historic commercial corridor along North Main Street to develop and implement a long term strategic plan. We developed a strategic plan that seeks to use cultural capital and vision of community instutitions to guide and encourage economic development through new commercial and residential development. We are currently working on the first stages of implementation and hope to form a legal and economic entity to represent local stakeholders by early 2015.
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