Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA ... Downtown Revitalization
|Program Director: Mary Risley||Phone:|
Collinsville, OK 74021
Are We? |
|Collinsville's Main Street Program started in 2000 and is associated with the Oklahoma Main Street Program and the Department of Commerce.|
The Main Street Four-Point Approach is about increasing the value of our downtown by working together to build a comprehensive and sustainable Downtown District. It encompasses work in four distinct areas:
Ø Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal and assembling the appropriate human and financial resources to implement and sustain the revitalization program. A governing board and standing committees make up the organizational structure of the volunteer-driven program. Volunteers are coordinated and supported by a paid Program Director.
Ø Promotion increases the social values of downtown encouraging consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street District. Marketing the districts unique characteristics with an affective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotion, special events, and marketing campaigns.
Ø Design increases the economic value of downtown through rehabilitation construction and the design of public spaces that will attract more people to work, walk and gather on a regular basis. An inviting atmosphere, created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements and streetscapes with landscaping conveys a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities include instilling good maintenance practices, developing sensitive design management systems and long-term planning.
Ø Economic Restructuring increases the economic value of downtown by strengthening the existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base. The Main Street Program helps sharpen the competitiveness of existing businesses and economic uses to build a commercial district that responds to today's consumer needs.
Ø Comprehensive- an ongoing series of initiatives that build community support and creates lasting progress.
Ø Incremental small projects make a big difference by honing the skills and confidence of participants and demonstrating to on-lookers that positive things are happening downtown.
Ø Local Commitment -although the Main Street Program can provide valuable assistance, local leadership and community involvement and commitment creates long-term success.
Ø Public/Private Partnership establishes meaningful, long-term revitalization. Both the public and private sectors of the community must be involved and committed for a local Main Street Program to succeed. Each sector has an important role to fulfill, and each must understand the other's needs, strengths, and limitations so that an effective partnership can be created.
Ø Existing Assets identify and capitalize in the downtowns unique assets.
Quality must be the goal in every aspect of renewal, from storefront design to
promotional campaigns. Quality builds
Changing Attitudes and behaviors as well as the environment. Community members
must learn to see Main Street as
Implementation Oriented- frequent, visible changes in the look and activities
will reinforce the perception of positive
Since June 2000, Collinsville's Private and Public sectors has invested- $8,302,079.00
Property values have more than tripled in the last 4 years in the commercial district of Main Street
Enhances community pride and quality of life
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|Check Back Later For More Downtown Collinsville Block Indexes created by Ted Wright in 2006 for www.cvilleok.com ... which capture a time slice of the evolving businesses and buildings here.|