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Agenda Title:

Independence Square Mainstreet Program Update 
Executive Summary:

Jeff and Cindy Rogers, Co-Executive Directors of the Independence Square Association, will provide the Council with an update on downtown revitalization activities on the Square, including an update on ISA's participation in the Missouri Mainstreet program.
Background:

The 2018-19 Budget for the City of Independence included a $10,000 appropriation for a contract for services with the Independence Square Association for economic development and downtown revitalization activities on the Square.  One of the deliverables of that agreement required the Square Association to seek a grant from Missouri Mainstreet Connection for the purposes of attaining accreditation and focusing revitalization activities pursuant to the "Mainstreet Four-Point Approach".  The Four-Point Approach is program developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation which has been used successfully to revitalize historic downtowns all across the country. In October, the ISA was successful in attaining a Mainstreet grant, and is now embarking on a multi-year process to implement the Four-Point Approach on the Independence Square.  Jeff and Cindy Rogers, Co-Executive Directors of the Independence Square Association, will provide the Council with an update and look ahead as this initiative gets underway.
Emergency Justification:

Not applicable


Fiscal Impact:

No additional funds are being sought beyond the current appropriation.



Department:          City Managers OfficeContact Person:          Mark Randall


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