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2012-2013
ANNUAL REPORT
2012-2013
ANNUAL REPORT
2012-2013
ANNUAL REPORT
The litter patrol partnership with Mission
Arlington has significantly reduced litter in
Downtown....
The DAMC’s marketing
efforts continue to build
brand awareness and
loyalty for Downtown
Arlington. We published ads in Liv...
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Damc annual report__pages

  1. 1. 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT
  2. 2. 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT
  3. 3. 2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT The litter patrol partnership with Mission Arlington has significantly reduced litter in Downtown. Since January, Mission Arlington has collected over 450 bags of trash, spending approximately 300 hours patrolling our streets. The DAMC also added six trash receptacles, and we are planning to add at least six more over the next year. There are currently 18 trash receptacles located in Downtown Arlington. The DAMC is developing unique parking strategies to support our downtown businesses and property owners and to better serve our guests. Strategies include the identification of potential shared parking assets, improved signage and public awareness. Additionally, we obtained a cost estimate from Graham and Associates to construct a new 63-space parking lot along Front Street. We anticipate taking this project to the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Board in the coming months, with construction starting in 2014. SOUTHSTREETPEDESTRIANIMPROVEMENTS The DAMC worked with Mycoskie+McInnis+Associates to develop a pedestrian improvement plan for South Street between Center and Mary Streets. Improvements include wider sidewalks, street furniture, pedestrian lighting, and landscaping. When completed, these improvements will link the growing cluster of restaurants and bars along East Abram with Levitt Pavilion and the UT Arlington College Park District. PARKING WAYFINDING The City of Arlington installed 17 new wayfinding signs this year. These signs not only look great, but they improve guests’ ability to find desired destinations. BEAUTIFICATION PARTNERINGWITHUTARLINGTON As Downtown and UT Arlington continue to thrive, the boundaries between the two have blurred and the partnership has strengthened. Recently, DAMC co-hosted a Sunrise Pep Rally at Moritz Plaza to promote the College Park District as a community-wide destination. We also were privileged to work with two UT Arlington classes. One class of seniors developed public relations campaigns to engage the student body. The other class wrote 40+ blog posts for our website. DAMC will continue to partner with UT Arlington and its talented students to further our goals and objectives. DOWNTOWNEVENTS The DAMC supported several events including a new summer block party series entitled “First Fridays.” First Fridays are aimed at activating the area around the Vandergriff Town Center. These free events which began on Friday, May 3, and run through September include live music, an art market and food. The DAMC partnered with the Grease Monkey to establish this unique event. Additionally, we partnered with the Levitt Pavilion for the 2nd Annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival to kick-off its concert season. Finally, we worked with the organizers of Art on the Greene to establish the South Street Art Festival. Other successful events this year included the Holiday Lights Parade, Light Up Arlington, EcoFest and the 4th of July Parade. Together, these events attracted approximately 100,000 visitors. Plans are already underway to build on all these successful events and make next year’s even bigger and better. SOCIALMEDIA (As of 8/26) Facebook: 1,964 Likes Twitter: 1,045 Followers Instagram: 91 Followers MAX–METROARLINGTONEXPRESS Public transportation has made its way to Arlington, and its first stop is Downtown. The Metro Arlington Express (MAX) officially launched in August and connects Downtown Arlington with the TRE Centreport Station. Individuals who arrive in Downtown on the MAX will be greeted with a large map to help them reach their final destination. For more information about this program, please visit www.ridethemax.com. STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN The DAMC has established a workable strategic action plan to guide our efforts for the next five years. This plan was developed with the assistance of Freese and Nichols. Our SAP represents consensus among the DAMC board, members and staff. It establishes the DAMC’s common vision for Downtown Arlington as a unique community, rich in opportunities. The planning process began in late spring 2012 and ended the summer of 2013. Community input opportunities included an online survey, stakeholder workshop and a DAMC Board retreat. The planning process built upon recent successes, past planning efforts and decades of leadership by local officials, entrepreneurs, stakeholders, educational partners and citizens. Our SAP is intended to help manage DAMC resources in an orderly fashion and maximize assets to strategically improve Downtown’s image and physical environment. For more information, please visit www.downtownarlington.org/actionplan. ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT The DAMC worked diligently to identify and promote development opportunities in Downtown Arlington. We continued to evaluate high- priority development blocks and maintained our focus on catalyst projects including a boutique hotel, movie theater and residential and office developments. We also experienced significant growth in restaurants and bars as we welcomed eight new businesses to the area.      PHOTOCOURTESYOFTHECITYOFARLINGTON
  4. 4. The DAMC’s marketing efforts continue to build brand awareness and loyalty for Downtown Arlington. We published ads in Living Magazine and the Star-Telegram, and we ran TV spots on KTXA and radio spots on KJKK. Additionally, we facilitated co-marketing opportunities with our restaurant and bar partners, including the FW Weekly’s EATS and Summer Guide, promos with DFW.com and radio remotes with KTCK and WBAP. PROMOTINGDOWNTOWN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TERRY BERTRAND, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - CHAIR ROBERT S. JOHNSON, THE PINNACLE CORPORATION –  IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR JOHN HALL, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON - TREASURER NANCI JOHNSON-PLUMP – SECRETARY CLIFF MYCOSKIE, MMA TEXAS RICK MERRITT, RP ANVIL, LP RYAN DODSON, DODSON DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS DR. MOODY ALEXANDER, DRS. ALEXANDER ORTHODONTICS JOHN ARNOT, COBLE CRAVENS FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC. O.K. CARTER, WRITER/AUTHOR CHARLES CLAWSON, CLAWSON CONSULTING, LLC MAYOR ROBERT CLUCK, M.D., CITY OF ARLINGTON LANA WOLFF, CITY OF ARLINGTON PATTI DIOU, LEVITT PAVILION RANDY FORD, J. GILLIGAN’S BAR & GRILL DR. JIM BURGIN, MISSION METROPLEX EMORY ESTES, KHT INSURANCE KRIS LANDRITH, LANDRITH & KULESZ, LLP KEVIN MCGLAUN, CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD AUDRA MOORE, A&T MOORE HEALTH CARE CORPORATION RANDAL ROSE, JPMORGAN CHASE BANK VARUN MALLIPADDI, UTA STUDENT CONGRESS PRESIDENT VALERIE MCDONALD, THE SANFORD HOUSE INN & SPA BEVERLY SALVANT, STATE FARM INSURANCE RONNIE PRICE, EXPERIENCE ARLINGTON CARL CRAVENS, SOUTHWEST BANK JEFF JORDAN, JORCO GROUP JOINDAMC Collaboration with our partners and members helps keep the momentum and excitement going. Visit our website for more details. downtownarlington.org 201 EAST ABRAM STREET, SUITE 130 ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76010 P.817.303.2800 F.817.303.2805 DOWNTOWNARLINGTON.ORG STAFF TONY RUTIGLIANO PRESIDENT & CEO TONY@DOWNTOWNARLINGTON.ORG AIMEE MCMULLEN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT AIMEE@DOWNTOWNARLINGTON.ORG ALEX PIETROFORTE MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS ALEX@DOWNTOWNARLINGTON.ORG

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