Nuts and Bolts of Downtown Circulation
Is your downtown "set up" for development? Learn the power of improving and maintaining the "good bones" inherent in downtown design. This session offers a "nuts and bolts" primer on downtown, including street design and parking, zoning techniques, and ways to measure and improve customer sharing among shops. Get answers to frequently asked questions about roads, traffic, parking, zoning, and customer conveniences, such as: Can we do anything about the highway through our downtown? How can we create a better pedestrian shopping environment? Why won't the highway department allow us more curb parking? Is parking really our number-one problem? How can we change the development rules so that new construction better fits our traditional business district? You will leave with practical and cost-effective tools to improve the form and function of your district's streets, parking areas, and future site plans. Case studies will show how substantial improvement efforts were organized and planned.
- Determine if your downtown is "set up" for the kind of quality development stakeholders are looking for
- Tools to improve downtown's form and function
- Answers to frequently asked questions
Keith Tianen, Downtown Solutions, LLC, Pinckney, Mich.
Monday, May 3, 3:45-5:00 p.m.