I need some HELP, have moved to small town with huge potential, but having hard time showing these people what a gold mine they are sitting on...
Two "Main" Streets both lined with turn-of-the-century architecture (Some even older, with lots of architectural character), trying to implement Main Street Revitalization. Need reference material to educate community about the benefits of preservation ordinance to protect history and plan for future. Number of historic buildings and homes have been demolished and paved over for parking, another building on chopping block, trying to prevent future demolition. Encourage restoration with the intent of increasing heritage tourism.
I have been cruising the web, downloading all that I can find, but I am running out of ink and paper. Need facts, numbers, other talking points, (KISS), need a way to prove that preservation is smart and the "right" thing to do.
Appreciate any and all suggestions.