Community Planning Assistance
We actively assist local government officials, agencies, community residents and corporations in developing revitalization programs that utilize historic resources including buildings, neighborhoods, main streets, and landscapes. Also, we organize and lead a team to produce a community plan that has broad constituent support.
Our goal is to obtain broad community support and leverage a variety of government and private programs into a unified, well-managed, renewal effort to achieve the maximum amount of results with monies that might be available.
We work with planning consulting firms to prepare detailed town plans that respect and utilize those assets. Our joint work can include augmenting existing houses and businesses with new development possibilities that respect the natural environment and sustain and support the central town and its historic fabric.
Our work can include broad dissemination of information regarding historic assets, and marketing the community to attract investment and residents.
Small Town Revitalization
We inventory primary assets such as historic structures, landscapes and farms, neighborhoods, main streets, religious buildings and community service organizations.
We work with residents, business and building owners as well as government officials to develop strategies to retain residents, improve main street retailing, and avoid sprawl with the intention to save historic farms, save scenic areas, develop new businesses in historic structures and market the towns.