We know downtown revitalization – and we want you to know it too.
DRI-Placemaking 2

Presenters at our placemaking workshop demonstrated how something as simple as colorful chairs can create an engaging public space.

Downtowns are complex. They incorporate businesses, public spaces, various means of transportation, art, activities and more, all of which need to be maintained and managed. So what’s the best way to put the pieces together to create a downtown that’s clean, safe, inviting and fun?

At CMSC we know it can be confusing and overwhelming to address the many aspects of creating a great downtown. We believe education is a critical component to the success of a Main Street district. That’s why we established the Downtown Revitalization Institute. Throughout the year, we host national and local experts who share the industry’s best practices and strategies for reinvigorating our commercial centers. These workshops provide relevant, real-world experience, offering examples to inspire your community. For those seeking additional assistance, we also have an extensive library of links to additional information and services available in our Resources section.