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2018 Plan of Work

2018 Main Street Newnan Plan of Work

Promotion

  1. Host approved 2018 MS events
  2. Continue to support “I Heart Local” branding for Downtown Newnan and each Main Street Newnan’s Event.
  3. Continue to connect all forms of internet promotions
  4. Review, evaluate and update MS website as needed
  5. Publish adopted 2018 Plan of Work on the Main Street website
  6. Host national preservation month event
  7. Support partnership with Keep Newnan Beautiful to increase participation in recycling program and enhance environmental integrity around the square.
  8. Work alongside Keep Newnan Beautiful to Host Smoke Free Litter Free Events
  9. Disseminate weekly e-newsletters

Organization

  1. Obtain MS certification
  2. Complete and submit monthly MS reports to DCA
  3. Continue to promote participation within the Main Street Newnan program by registering cost free online
  4. Assist with building 2018 MS Committee structure
  5. Recruit/train committee members
  6. Maintain & further develop current Internship program
  7. Assist with the adoption of MS Program 2018 Operational Budget
  8. Review and update MS event registration forms and policies
  9. Create work plans for events using web based software.
  10. Attend monthly DDA/MS Board Meetings
  11. Attend quarterly Statewide Main Street Meetings
  12. Further commit to the development of using form building software to create a diverse set of web-based listservs to encourage new downtown partnerships and information outlets.
  13. Continue to develop an active web-based downtown business listing that may be used to bolster programming within Main Street Newnan’s 4-point approach.
  14. Develop and maintain existing partnerships
  15. Host Quarterly Main Street Meetings
  16. Host Quarterly Promotions Committee Meetings

Design

  1. Continue to encourage proper rehabilitation projects by hosting free design review meetings.
  2. Continue to enhance and evaluate the design criteria relevant to the Main Street Newnan Façade Grant Program
  3. Reference the Commercial Design Guidelines for Downtown Newnan to compliment the Façade Grant Program
  4. Adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Preservation when reviewing Façade Grant applications
  5. Support Planning and Building departments to encourage proper rehabilitation projects by providing educational material relevant to the City of Newnan’s requirements for the redevelopment of historic properties and design review through the COA process.
  6. Support the Beautification department to encourage downtown enhancement projects
  7. Investigate creating downtown planter program
  8. Launch the Share with Care program
  9. Encouraging sensitive adaptive reuse and rehabilitation projects by assisting property owners who building with historic design planning.
    • Assist property owner with determining the date of construction
    • Assist property owner to create an interpretation plan based on the character of the structure and the surrounding district.
    • Providing relevant historic maps of the structure’s location
    • Providing relevant historic photos of the structure
    • Providing relevant historic photos of Downtown Newnan
    • Assist property owner with balancing the historic character of the structure with the modern needs of the type of businesses that will occupy the property.
  10. Work alongside Keep Newnan Beautiful to host design related events and campaigns that support healthy environments
  11. Work alongside partners to enhance downtown alleyways
  12. Work alongside partners to encourage pedestrian safety and walkability downtown.
  13. Develop and support Vacant Storefront Program
  14. Purchase Downtown Banners

Economic Restructuring

  1. Release electronic webcast related to downtown development or small business development that relates to the needs of merchants.
  2. Create marketing material to promote financial incentives that are offered for the redevelopment, revitalization or rehabilitation of downtown properties.
  3. Create educational material for the real-estate community to provide information about economic incentives related to downtown rehabilitation projects.
  4. Continue to develop downtown data and directories
  5. Investigate opportunities to promote commercial real estate that is for sale or lease downtown.
  6. Enhance partnerships with local leasing offices, property managers and the brokerage community
  7. Host Business Development seminars

Professional Development

  1. Attend National Main Street Conference.
  2. Attend Statewide Georgia Downtown Association Conference.
  3. Attend Main Street Manager’s meetings as required by DCA.
  4. Attend training required by the Georgia Main Street Program for board members and new employees.
  5. Attend other professional developmental opportunities in economic development.
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