Services & Trainings



Services & Trainings


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How We Can Help

Service offerings include both strategic and tactical services to meet the variety of conditions and needs of neighborhood commercial districts. Strategic services focus on a comprehensive, multi-phased approach to district revitalization based on decades of experience and a proven methodology. Tactical services provide specific components of a district revitalization plan for those communities needing implementation with select aspects of an existing plan.

Strategic Services

Strategic services offer a comprehensive framework that helps communities identify their unique competitive advantage, leverage the power of residents and local stakeholders, and implement a series of short-and-long-term projects organized around Main Street’s Four Points.

We provide this comprehensive approach in three phases:
  • Phase 1: Fast Track Assessment
  • Phase 2: Framework Development
  • Phase 3: Implementing Change

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Tactical Services

Tactical services offer urban commercial district leaders with targeted support for initiatives or projects, or as a component of a multi-phased planning process. These are available as separate services that can be used individually or in combination.

A sampling of our tactical services includes:
  • Balancing Development and Displacement
  • Developing a Neighborhood Entrepreneurial Ecosystem
  • Planning for Transit-Oriented District Development

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Main Street in Action: Salt Lake City

Our partnership with the Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development is a two-phased UrbanMain project focused on the Granary and State Street Main Street districts.

PHASE 1: The first phase focused on transformation strategies for the districts. We surveyed both neighborhood leadership and general public to assess the districts. We followed-up this up by a market data analysis to balance community feedback with realistic opportunities for real-term change. A workshop and work plan were developed to provide ideas and actions to move forward.

PHASE 2: Currently in the second phase of the project, we are providing technical services to assist with the implementation of the district work plans. This support includes a focus on organizational development, training in the Main Street Approach, partnership development and plans for resource development.

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About Us

UrbanMain helps communities restore economic vitality and promote quality of life for residents in under-resourced older and historic neighborhood commercial districts.

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The Approach

The Main Street Approach is a comprehensive framework that helps communities identify their unique competitive advantage, leverage the power of residents and local stakeholders.

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Questions?

Find answers to your questions and learn more about how UrbanMain can support your community by viewing our FAQs. You may also contact us at urbanmain@savingplaces.org.

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