The Blue Springs community has a vision for a vibrant, mixed-use downtown that is the economic and social heart of the community. The concept has been achieved through years of intense community discussion, including the Downtown Task Force, citizens' visioning efforts titled, “Out of the Blue, Into the Future” and “Renew the Blue” and efforts of various community partners, including the Chamber of Commerce and the Blue Springs Economic Development Corporation.
Downtown Alive! Downtown Alive is a group of stakeholders consisting of downtown merchants, the City, EDC, Chamber, Blue Springs Business Association, Historical Society and business outside downtown area.
New Executive Director In October, the Downtown Alive! board appointed Niki Fatout-Waltonen as their new executive director to help meet the growing demand of downtown program activities and increase in volunteers.
This new hire will allow Downtown Alive! to apply to become an Associate Community through the Missouri Main Street Program.
Downtown Alive! Office Open For Business In November, Downtown Alive! established a new office located at 1124 W Main Street, Suite 206. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon and by appointment.
For more information about Downtown Alive!, call (816) 863-5555, email downtownbluesprings@gmail.
com or visit www.downtownbluesprings.com.
Downtown Alive participates in Missouri Main Street Program which focuses on a Four Points Approach, a system that has been used successfully in over 110 cities in Missouri. The Four Points include Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion.
Program participants including business owners and community stakeholders have been organized into committees based on these Four Points. After completing the program, the Downtown Alive! group will be in a better position to foster new business development, facade renovations and restoration of historic buildings, festivals and special events, and streetscape improvements. View a video and calendar of events for Downtown Alive!
Additional questions about Downtown Development and Revitalization should be addressed to Michael Peterman.