Waukegan Main Street will be the host of a Day 2 of the Community Transformation Workshop offered by the Main Street America Institute. The Community Transformation Workshop is an intensive, interactive three-day experience, filled with educational sessions and exercises aimed to provide participants with advanced tools and strategies to address complex revitalization projects and initiatives through the lens of the refreshed Main Street Approach, with a strong emphasis on Economic Vitality.
Day 2 will concentrate on the economic impact of real estate development in revitalization. Donovan Rypkema, Principal, PlaceEconomics and an internationally renowned expert in real estate and economic development, will lead the instructional sessions focused on various modeling, analyses and tools. These tools are used to evaluate and predict the results of new incentives in specific conditions, determine feasibility of real estate acquisition and development of historic properties, and drive strategic decisions for vacant property. Waukegan is a longtime Main Street community and the instructor and participants will take on a hands-on assignment in which they will apply concepts learned during the morning session.
Join us in welcoming the group to the City of Waukegan!