We love historic downtowns!

Enhancing the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri.

Designated Missouri Main Street communities report economic impact in their districts each quarter.
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Upstairs Downtown

June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019
9am to 1pm

Sikeston City Hall
Council Chambers, 105 E Center St, Sikeston, MO

Mike Jackson and Dan Carmody created the name and developed the UpstairsDowntown™ upper story redevelopment program in 2005 for an Illinois Main Street Conference. Over the past 13 years, many communities across the nation have been inspired to redevelop their historic buildings one story at a time under Dan and Mike’s tutelage. They have presented their UpstairsDowntown™ workshops in sixteen states at a wide variety of local, state, and national gatherings.

This compelling program focuses on building community capacity to revitalize underutilized assets and helps stakeholders work together to create more robust downtown by putting the market forces to work building greater resiliency and strengthening local economies.
The UpstairsDowntown™ program is designed for building owners, contractors, architects, city officials, preservationists, and downtown professionals.

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Registration 8:30 - 9:00 am
Call to Order, Introductions 9:00 - 9:30 am
Introduction: Upstairs Downtown: One Story at a Time 9:30 - 9:50 am
Creating a Market for Downtown Housing 9:50 - 10:30 am
Architectural Assessment 10:30 - 11:20 am
Break 11:20 - 11:40 am
Financial Feasibility 11:40 - 12:00 pm
Case Studies 12:00 - 12:40 pm
Questions, Answers, & Next Steps 12:40 - 1:00 pm

Free for attendees, but RSVP is required.
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This workshop is a private and public partnership with Missouri Department of Economic Development, State of Missouri, USDA, and Missouri Main Street Connection.
This organization is an equal opportunity provider.

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