Charlevoix was one of five communities selected as a “Cool City” in 2006. The other designees are Muskegon Heights, Oscoda, Petoskey and Tecumseh. Upon Charlevoix’s designation, the city qualified for a 50 percent state matching grant with which to undertake the creation of the Charlevoix Downtown Blueprint 2007. This resulted in a cooperative effort of citizens, businesses and government seeking to create a thriving year-round downtown business district to attract jobs, people and opportunity not only to our Downtown, but to our entire region. This effort seeks to utilize the proven success stories of the most competitive downtowns in the United States while preserving the unique charm and appeal of Downtown Charlevoix.
The Charlevoix Downtown Blueprint 2007 is an action-oriented strategy document produced by the nationally recognized downtown development consulting firm HyettPalma. HyettPalma utilized a wide array of information about Charlevoix’s Downtown to construct a strategy to revitalize Charlevoix’s Downtown in a 3 – 5 year period.
In the document, the Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was tasked with leading the implementation of many of the strategies outlined.
To view the Charlevoix Downtown Blueprint 2007, click HERE.
To view an executive summary of the Charlevoix Downtown Blueprint 2007, click HERE.