CMSC is one of five statewide main street programs to be chosen for the “Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities” training grant, a partnership between the National Main Street Center and Project for Public Spaces (PPS). The grant provides for a series of intensive trainings between January and June 2016 designed to strengthen and expand Main Street’s capacity for implementing placemaking strategies and improving public spaces. The other states selected for the grant include Alabama, Missouri, Montana and Oregon.
CMSC plans to use this training to build on its other placemaking efforts, including two Downtown Revitalization Institute workshops held in 2013-2014, the latter of which featured a pop-up park and lunch provided by a food truck. Additional information will be announced in the coming months as CMSC works with the National Main Street Center and PPS to implement the training.
Click here to read the National Main Street Center’s press release announcing CMSC as one of the pilot communities.