Main Street Ohio works with residents, KNA to preserve, advance the Boulevard
Updated: Nov 4, 2018
Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance has invited a team from Main Street Ohio to our community, Nov. 7-8, to explore the possibility of becoming an official Main Street affiliate. The Main Street Program, administered by Heritage Ohio, works with communities across the state to revitalize their historic or traditional downtown areas. It is designed to improve all aspects of the business district, producing both tangible and intangible benefits such as: recruiting new businesses, rehabilitating buildings, strengthening community participation, elevating public perception and making the business district a fun place for residents and visitors.
Throughout Main Street Ohio’s two-day visit to our community, they will be touring Kenmore Boulevard, providing information to residents about the Main Street program and meeting with residents and stakeholders in small groups to identify opportunities and issues to be addressed.
In the beginning of 2019, Main Street Ohio will deliver a plan to the Kenmore community with specific recommendations to address all concerns and create clear strategies for a thriving neighborhood business district.
“As a Main Street Ohio affiliate, we will gain the direction and focus needed to accomplish our revitalization goals over the long term while more robustly engaging the community,” said Jeffrey Vujevich, president of the Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance.
On Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. at Sam Salem Community Learning Center, residents are invited to engage with Main Street Ohio’s team, which is made up of downtown revitalization veterans from around the state. Community members will hear about Main Street Ohio’s work in other communities, learn about proven strategies for revitalization, as well as provide input to help guide the plan for Kenmore’s Boulevard District.