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Main Street De Pere, Inc 2008

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Presentation of Main Street De Pere to De Pere City Council, Oct 08

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Main Street De Pere, Inc 2008

  1. 1. 18 years and growing …. De Pere and Her Main Street
  2. 2. Established June 18 th , 1990 <ul><li>One of the oldest & largest Main Street Programs in the State of Wisconsin </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>The Main Street Mission is simple (from 2003) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serve as a downtown manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building design/renovation assistant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A liaison between businesses and government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recruit volunteers for projects that promote, beautify and protect our rich business & architectural heritage. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Main Street De Pere? <ul><li>A 501c(3) IRS recognized charitable organization </li></ul><ul><li>Set up as a program of the De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce since 2007 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Board of the DPACC sits as the Board of MSDP, Inc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Founded on the Four Points of Main Street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Restructuring (Enhancement) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Organization <ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Development </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the Program </li></ul><ul><li>The Board & Executive Committee of the DPACC/MSDP serve as the Organization Committee </li></ul>
  6. 7. Design <ul><li>Building Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Public Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Signage & Awnings </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Merchandising </li></ul><ul><li>Historic Preservation Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Beautification </li></ul>
  7. 8. Building Improvements <ul><li>Volunteer Design Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Wisconsin Main Street Architect </li></ul>
  8. 9. 129 S. Broadway - Now
  9. 10. 129 S. Broadway – Could be!
  10. 11. 129 S. Broadway <ul><li>Now … </li></ul><ul><li>Could Be? </li></ul>
  11. 14. 121 S. Broadway <ul><li>Now.. </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe… </li></ul>
  12. 15. Signage & Awnings <ul><li>How most people come in contact with the MSDP </li></ul><ul><li>Revise – by 12/2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite - by 12/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers with MSDP & CDP staff </li></ul>
  13. 16. Public Improvements <ul><li>East End of Bridge/Former Bridge Approach/Civic Space </li></ul><ul><li>Parking Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parking Survey 11/2008 </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. Design in 2009 <ul><li>Work with the community and the City to create and promulgate a thematic approach to the look of the Main Street area. </li></ul><ul><li>Proactively planning with the City and the community toward a long-range plan for the downtown </li></ul>
  15. 18. Beautification <ul><li>Beautify and enhance public spaces within De Pere </li></ul><ul><li>Fox River Trail clean-up </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep trail attractive through downtown De Pere area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Poinsettia sale </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday decorating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make business area attractive for seasonal shoppers </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>Bi-Centennial park water source </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simplify care-taking by providing water source on site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Earth Day event </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt-a-Pot </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help businesses contribute to beautification efforts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grow with De Pere campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Roundabout and other bed planting/maintenance </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Garden of merit award </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognize residential and business beautification efforts </li></ul></ul>
  18. 21. Pretty pictures – 802 S. Park
  19. 22. More….
  20. 23. And a bit More…
  21. 24. Studio 44
  22. 25. A few more
  23. 26. Winners all…
  24. 27. Promotions <ul><li>Image Development </li></ul><ul><li>Special Events </li></ul><ul><li>Business Events </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism Development </li></ul>
  25. 28. What’s happening! <ul><li>Farmer’s Market at Seroogy’s – 17 weeks in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Market in Downtown West – New in ‘08 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will have an 8 week season in 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taste of Wine & Beer in De Pere </li></ul><ul><li>Fall Fest De Pere ’08 </li></ul><ul><li>Trick o’ Treat </li></ul><ul><li>Holiday Decorating … maybe an Extravaganza! </li></ul><ul><li>Mardi Gras Community Ball – 2/2009 </li></ul>
  26. 29. Tourism Assessment <ul><li>Tourism .. The bridge between Promotions & Economic Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>3 part assessment with Wisconsin Department of Tourism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st session last week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd session in one month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd session TBD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a plan to create unique identity for De Pere </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market it </li></ul></ul>
  27. 30. Economic Enhancement ( nee Restructuring ) <ul><li>Studying & Understanding the Market </li></ul><ul><li>Business Retention & Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Business Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Real Estate Development </li></ul>
  28. 31. Buildings & Business Inventory <ul><li>First must answer the question – What do we have? </li></ul><ul><li>What do we need? </li></ul><ul><li>Fill that gap </li></ul><ul><li>Initial project completion 3/2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Also use as an information gathering tool for reporting </li></ul>
  29. 32. Process <ul><li>The completion of the various lists </li></ul><ul><li>The gathering of raw data by going business to business </li></ul><ul><li>The development and creation of a comprehensive database of which to input the raw data </li></ul><ul><li>The integration of the building and business inventory into the DPACC website </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 databases – Main Street area and Balance of community </li></ul></ul>
  30. 33. So What?! <ul><li>Since its inception in 1990, Main Street De Pere has seen investment into the Main Street area </li></ul><ul><li>Both public & private dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Over $62,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Those dollars have been multiplied many times over… </li></ul>
  31. 34. 2009 Major Focuses <ul><li>Business Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Business Recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Business Retention </li></ul><ul><li>Public spaces </li></ul>
  32. 35. <ul><li>Expanding our Partnership with the City of De Pere </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historic Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business Development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic Enhancement </li></ul><ul><li>Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid, proactive response to opportunities & issues </li></ul>
  33. 36. $62 million and adding! <ul><li>New businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Resurgent existing ones </li></ul><ul><li>New jobs </li></ul><ul><li>New tax revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Public improvements </li></ul><ul><li>New businesses </li></ul><ul><li>… . </li></ul>
  34. 37. Budget request … 2008 <ul><li>The De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce overall 2008 budget was $100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Revenues & Expenses are split 50/50 </li></ul><ul><li>The City of De Pere supported the Main Street De Pere program financially in 2008 at the level of $30,000 </li></ul>
  35. 38. … 2009 <ul><li>Our 2009 overall budget will be $130,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Our request remains at $30,000 </li></ul>
  36. 39. Why is Cheryl here? <ul><li>Since 1990, the City of De Pere has supported her Main Street by supporting the Main Street program </li></ul><ul><li>Wall Street is, well, Wall Street </li></ul><ul><li>Main Street? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OURS </li></ul></ul>

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