Change is on the horizon in Niagara Falls and they want your
help and input for how to improve Main Street. There is a wealth of historic
buildings along Main Street that are totally underutilized and could be real
seeds of change for the area with the proper use and tenants.
Main Street Symposium will take place Saturday, March 9th from
12 pm to 4 pm at the historic Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls,
NY 14305. It is free and open to the public and includes a walking tour down
Main Street so be sure to dress appropriately for the weather.
The goal of the symposium is to bring experts from a variety
of fields like business development, historic preservation, urban planning, etc.
to share ideas and create the vision to spark change on Main Street. An expert
on downtown economic development, Chuck D’Aprix, will be presenting and
discussing the long-term viability of Main Street and crucial items to maximize
the street’s potential. The founder of the Streets Plans Collaborative, Mike
Lydon, will also present about short-term revitalization techniques to start
gaining interest in the development community.
Please RSVP by March 7th and if you have any
questions contact Matt Green at 716-280-9769. The symposium is sponsored by
Niagara Hub, The Rapids Theatre, and Main Automotive.