Downtown Redevelopment:Places + People = Progress<br />A Presentation to the Camden Rotary<br />October 8th, 2009<br />www...
Downtown Manager<br />Serving for 9 weeks<br />Main Focus: <br />Revitalize and Redevelop Downtown Camden<br />Duties:<br ...
Main Street Approach<br />Promotion<br />Organization<br />Design<br />Economic Restructuring<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
Downtown Camden Guild (DCG)<br />Organization/Promotion Arm<br />Started with a 9 member meeting<br />Grown to over 50 par...
DCG<br />The DCG acts as a group that represents business owners downtown for<br />Advocacy<br />Economic Development<br /...
Ongoing Projects<br />DCG Strategic Plan<br />DPZ SmartCode<br />RCL Co. Market Analysis<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
Integrating Planning Practice<br />Placemaking<br />Synergy<br />Sustainability<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
Placemaking<br />Creating a sense of place by promoting an area’s assets and amenities that will attract residents and bus...
www.camdensc.org<br />
Synergy<br />The combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects.<br />Density<br />Clustering <br />Use...
www.camdensc.org<br />
Sustainability<br />Meeting present needs, while preserving the natural, built, social, and economic environments for futu...
www.camdensc.org<br />
Prioritizing<br />Change is incremental<br />Immediate = Organization/Promotion <br />Short Range = Economic Restructuring...
Immediate Impacts<br />DCG<br />Strategic Plan<br />Events & Promotions<br />Recent Council Actions<br />Payday Lenders<br...
Short Range Impacts<br />RCL Co. Market Analysis<br />DPZ SmartCode<br />Hospitality Fee<br />Marketing<br />Improves Cred...
Long Range Impacts<br />East Back Lot Performance Venue & Parking <br />Broad Street Road Diet<br />Infill Redevelopment P...
Sustainable Parking Lot Design<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
www.camdensc.org<br />
Quality of Life<br />A viable downtown increases the quality of life component which leads to the growth of:<br />Jobs <br...
Advocate for Change<br />Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained<br />Stop Business as Usual<br />Change is Good <br />www.camdensc...
Become Vested<br />Supporting Downtown Camden is:<br /> A Conscious Effort.<br />A Personal Investment in Camden.<br />Exp...
Questions?<br />Wade F. Luther, II, AICP<br />Downtown Manager<br />City of Camden<br />wluther@camdensc.org<br />(803) 43...
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  1. 1. Downtown Redevelopment:Places + People = Progress<br />A Presentation to the Camden Rotary<br />October 8th, 2009<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  2. 2. Downtown Manager<br />Serving for 9 weeks<br />Main Focus: <br />Revitalize and Redevelop Downtown Camden<br />Duties:<br />Organize Downtown Business Association<br />Manage Downtown Planning Projects<br />Facilitate Infill Redevelopment Opportunities<br />Devise Business Recruitment/Retention Strategies<br />Identify Grant Funding Sources<br />Events and Marketing Campaigns for Downtown<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  3. 3. Main Street Approach<br />Promotion<br />Organization<br />Design<br />Economic Restructuring<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  4. 4. Downtown Camden Guild (DCG)<br />Organization/Promotion Arm<br />Started with a 9 member meeting<br />Grown to over 50 participants<br />Executive Committee<br />4 Sub-Committees<br />2 Active Events Committees<br />Halloween<br />Broad St. Trick-or-Treat – Sat., Oct. 31st 3 – 5 pm<br />Christmas:<br />Monument Square Lighting – Sun., Nov. 29th 5 - 6 pm<br />City Hall Tree Lighting – Fri., Dec. 4th 5 - 6pm<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  5. 5. DCG<br />The DCG acts as a group that represents business owners downtown for<br />Advocacy<br />Economic Development<br />Physical Redevelopment<br />Community Outreach<br />Promotion / Marketing of Downtown Camden<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  6. 6. Ongoing Projects<br />DCG Strategic Plan<br />DPZ SmartCode<br />RCL Co. Market Analysis<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  7. 7. Integrating Planning Practice<br />Placemaking<br />Synergy<br />Sustainability<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  8. 8. Placemaking<br />Creating a sense of place by promoting an area’s assets and amenities that will attract residents and businesses.<br />Urban Village Design (Savannah Grid Layout)<br />Aesthetics (Architectural Style)<br />Character (Southern Charm)<br />Tourism<br />Equine<br />Fine Arts Center<br />History<br />Motorsports<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  9. 9. www.camdensc.org<br />
  10. 10. Synergy<br />The combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects.<br />Density<br />Clustering <br />Uses & Activities<br />Nodes<br />Foot Traffic<br />Exposure<br />Economic Opportunity<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  11. 11. www.camdensc.org<br />
  12. 12. Sustainability<br />Meeting present needs, while preserving the natural, built, social, and economic environments for future generations.<br />Density (Critical Mass)<br />Walkability (Bike/Ped Options)<br />Tranist Opportunities (Decrease Auto Dependency)<br />Historic Preservation (Built Environs)<br />Environmental Conservation (Parks/Trees)<br />Increased Quality of Life<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  13. 13. www.camdensc.org<br />
  14. 14. Prioritizing<br />Change is incremental<br />Immediate = Organization/Promotion <br />Short Range = Economic Restructuring/ Design through policy <br />Long Range = Economic Restructuring / Design through Bricks & Mortar<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  15. 15. Immediate Impacts<br />DCG<br />Strategic Plan<br />Events & Promotions<br />Recent Council Actions<br />Payday Lenders<br />Sign Ordinances<br />Property Maintenance Ordinances<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  16. 16. Short Range Impacts<br />RCL Co. Market Analysis<br />DPZ SmartCode<br />Hospitality Fee<br />Marketing<br />Improves Credit Status for Capital Projects<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  17. 17. Long Range Impacts<br />East Back Lot Performance Venue & Parking <br />Broad Street Road Diet<br />Infill Redevelopment Projects<br />Adaptive Reuse Projects<br />Increasing Diversified Housing Stock<br />Increasing Class A Office & Retail Space<br />Business Recruitment<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  18. 18. Sustainable Parking Lot Design<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  19. 19. www.camdensc.org<br />
  20. 20. Quality of Life<br />A viable downtown increases the quality of life component which leads to the growth of:<br />Jobs <br />Population<br />Economy<br />Community Facilities & Amenities<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  21. 21. Advocate for Change<br />Nothing Risked, Nothing Gained<br />Stop Business as Usual<br />Change is Good <br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  22. 22. Become Vested<br />Supporting Downtown Camden is:<br /> A Conscious Effort.<br />A Personal Investment in Camden.<br />Experience it Firsthand.<br />Makes the Reward Sweeter.<br />www.camdensc.org<br />
  23. 23. Questions?<br />Wade F. Luther, II, AICP<br />Downtown Manager<br />City of Camden<br />wluther@camdensc.org<br />(803) 432-2421<br />www.camdensc.org<br />

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