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Ideas and solutions <br />for your downtown<br />in 30 days<br />
NEXTSTEPS for downtown™is a path to ideas and solutions  <br />
An award-winning community planning firm with a 20-year track record of quality will conduct an intensive assessmentof you...
We will walk throughout downtown and listen to merchants, property owners, residents, and officials<br />
The team considers how the following affect the quality of downtown: Signage:How are businesses communicating to the publi...
Window Displays:What are shoppers’ first impressions of downtown businesses? Connectivity: How are neighborhoods connected...
Streetscape Continuity: How does the streetscape enhance or deter pedestrian movement? Maintenance of the Public Realm: Ho...
Topics include:<br /><ul><li>Streetscape
Parking
Buildings
Circulation
Signs
Land Use</li></ul>Sample Table of Contents<br />
Assessments identify<br /><ul><li>What is Working
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Next Steps for Downtown is a path leading to solutions for downtown areas. In 30 days, communities will receive a Downtown Solutions Toolkit that will include an assessment of what is and is not working downtown, action strategies for positive change, best practices, and worksheets for prioritizing and taking action.

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  1. 1. Ideas and solutions <br />for your downtown<br />in 30 days<br />
  2. 2. NEXTSTEPS for downtown™is a path to ideas and solutions <br />
  3. 3. An award-winning community planning firm with a 20-year track record of quality will conduct an intensive assessmentof your downtown<br />
  4. 4. We will walk throughout downtown and listen to merchants, property owners, residents, and officials<br />
  5. 5. The team considers how the following affect the quality of downtown: Signage:How are businesses communicating to the public?  Street Lighting:Is the downtown well-lit, safe and appealing?  <br />
  6. 6. Window Displays:What are shoppers’ first impressions of downtown businesses? Connectivity: How are neighborhoods connected to downtown? Downtown Sidewalks: What is the quality of sidewalks?  <br />
  7. 7. Streetscape Continuity: How does the streetscape enhance or deter pedestrian movement? Maintenance of the Public Realm: How well-maintained are public spaces?   <br />
  8. 8. Topics include:<br /><ul><li>Streetscape
  9. 9. Parking
  10. 10. Buildings
  11. 11. Circulation
  12. 12. Signs
  13. 13. Land Use</li></ul>Sample Table of Contents<br />
  14. 14. Assessments identify<br /><ul><li>What is Working
  15. 15. What is Not Working</li></ul>Sample Streetscape Assessment Page<br />
  16. 16. The final product is a Downtown Solutions KitIt links many strategies to downtown “Best Practices” so that one community can learn from the successes of others <br />
  17. 17. The recommendationsare included on an interactive disk that features: 1) helpful images & graphics, 2)best practices reference sheets, & 3) links to other resources <br />
  18. 18. Also included is a spreadsheet with action strategies so the community can set priorities and continue down the path to a healthy, vibrant downtown  <br />
  19. 19. The product is delivered approximately 30 days from the date of the team’s site visit  <br />
  20. 20. For more information visit www.nextstepsfordowntown.comor call 248-423-1776<br />

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