Revitalization General Update

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Revitalization General Update
Revitalization General Update
Historic Avondale
Current Activities
1. Small Business Renovation Program
2. Small Business Development
3. Historic Avondale Working Group
4. External Business Outreach Campaign
5. The Bee Program
6. The Arts
7. Healthy Homes Program
Business Renovation Program
1. Old Town Reception Hall
2. Keepsake Trophy
3. Kreative Kupcakes
4. Michelle’s Bridal
5. The Juice BOX Dance Studio
Schneider Theater
Keepsake
Trophy
Kreative Kupcakes
The Juice Bo
Dance Academy
Michelle’s Bridal
Small Business Development
1. Creation of Small Business Association
2. Continue regular meetings to build capacity;
trainings, business development, loans available,
the use of media, etc.
3. Liaison to the City
4. NEXT Meeting will take place on February 23
Historic Avondale Working Grou
• Find simple solutions to increase the livability and
economic activity of Historic Avondale
• Housing choices, entertainment businesses
• Branding
• Business recruitment
• Incentive development
• Event and program development
• Infill opportunities, e.g. Hill Drive parcels.
Historic Avondale Branding
It’s a visual world…
Branding is part of the answer to boost our image
and bring more business and patrons to our historic
core.
Offering destination businesses and attractive
environments are not enough…
vondale
Business Outreach Campaign
Proactively seeking investment and inviting small
DESTINATION business to establish their business
in our Historic Avondale
Examples:
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7.
SOLO Café from Tempe
Pita Jungle
Zach's Sandwich
Krave
Four peaks
Art Shops
Others
The BEE Program
The Small Business Energy Efficiency Program
• Encourage small business owners to make their
buildings more energy efficient and comfortable.
• Provide incentive for energy audit.
• Develop energy efficiency recommendations.
• Educate
• Funded by the EECBG
The Arts
• Resume the art walk with a Child and Teen
Development theme.
• Arts will be a development and branding tool.
• Implementing the Art Master Piece program in
Avondale.
• Seek outside funds through grants and
sponsorships.
Avondale Healthy Homes
• Home conditions, e.g. energy efficiency, indoor
thermal quality, mold, lead prevention, safety and
indoor air quality.
• Behavioral home health: mental health and stress,
family counseling
• Home finance health: financial services such as
tax reporting and other.
• DRACHMAN Report…
Healthy Homes is not about the homes… is about
OUR FAMILIES!
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