Kickoff Meeting 01 Sep09


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Kickoff Meeting 01 Sep09

  1. 1. Downtown Camden Guild:Kickoff Meeting<br />Revolution through Revitalization<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />New Downtown Manager<br />Purpose & Need<br />Blog:<br />Agenda / Comment Forms<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  3. 3. Laying the Foundation<br />The Strategic Planning Process<br />Visioning<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Identify Alternatives<br />Evaluate Alternatives<br />Make a Plan<br />Implementation<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  4. 4. City of Camden Building Blocks<br />DPZ Plan<br />Downtown Parking Lot Improvements<br />Broad Street Road Diet<br />Truck Route Bypass<br />Plans in the Pipeline<br />Downtown Retail Market Analysis<br />Form-Based Code<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  5. 5. Recent / Future Activity<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />Council Decisions<br />Hospitality Fee<br />Payday Lender Zoning Changes<br />Infill Redevelopment Opportunities<br />Original “Town Center” Concept <br />similar to Village @ Sandhill<br />Mather Academy Site<br />Mixed-Use Development<br />Variety of Residential Housing Stock<br />
  6. 6. 9/1/2009<br /><br />
  7. 7. Main Street Approach<br />Promotion<br />Organization<br />Economic Restructuring<br />Design<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  8. 8. DCG Initiatives<br />Promotions<br />Blog :<br />Brochure<br />Cross-Promotions<br />Joint Advertising<br />Events<br />Coordination with other organizations (Chamber, Fine Arts Center, Equine Center, Motorsports Track, Springdale Racecourse, Historic Camden)<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  9. 9. DCG Initiatives <br />Organization<br />Leadership - Volunteers are VITAL TO SUCCESS! <br />Auxillary Committees – Programs/Events<br />Program Coordination:<br />Clean Streets/Recycling<br /> Artisan Trail<br /> Neighborhood Outreach<br /> Events (concerts, art shows, “ladies night”)<br />Regular Meeting Schedule<br />Goal – 501 (c ) 3 status?<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  10. 10. DCG Initiatives<br />Economic Restructuring<br />Branding<br />Marketing<br />Heritage Tourism – “Made in Camden”<br />Customer Profiles – resident or visitor?<br />Small Business Loan Programs<br />Business Recruitment/Retention<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  11. 11. DCG Initiatives<br />Design/Physical Environs<br />Form-based Code (DPZ)<br />Historic Preservation – tax credits<br />Façade Improvements – grant/city sponsored programs<br />Design Guidelines – support an ARB?<br />Window Front Displays<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  12. 12. Vital Elements <br />Participation from You!!!<br />Change will not happen without your participation.<br />Remember <br />Change does not happen overnight and should be implemented incrementally!<br />Change is comprehensive – small things add up!<br />Keep a positive attitude!<br />Focus on the existing resources you have!<br />Implement the strategic plan.<br />The City of Camden and the Downtown Manager are here to help!<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  13. 13. What’s Next . . . <br />Next meeting is Tuesday, September 15th at 8:30 am<br />Discussion<br />Summary of Comments <br />Vision/Mission/Goals<br />Leadership/Committees<br />Upcoming Opportunities<br />Thank You for attending.<br />Please fill out a comment form before leaving!!!<br />9/1/2009<br /><br />
  14. 14. Contact Information <br />Wade F. Luther, II, AICP<br />Downtown Manager<br />City of Camden<br />PO Box 7002<br />Camden, SC 29021<br />(803) 432-2421<br /><br /><br /><br />9/1/2009<br /><br />