For our third and final segment in the series on Historic Preservation in a Railroad Town, we want to take a look into the future: how we plan for what’s beyond the curve, what’s coming up in the immediate future and how YOU play a role in all of it.
As mentioned previously, our three main tenets are to: 1) keep the street clean, safe and true to historic design, 2) promote the area as a destination, rather than individual businesses, 3) provide quality events and partner with other entities to do the same.
Let’s take a look at each of those individually.
Keep the street clean, safe and true to historic design.
Promote the area as a destination, rather than individual businesses.
Provide quality events and partner with other entities to do the same.
But how do we plan for what’s next?
We follow suit with the overall visioning and preparations of Ogden City – for instance when Ogden was designated a bronze level Bike Friendly Community, Mayor Caldwell announced that he wanted Ogden to make every effort to reach platinum level. We sponsored six additional bike racks and worked with the Planning Department to place them on the street and have them insured. That’s just one example, but is indicative of the intricacies that are involved. We can’t just buy bike racks and place them outside.
We’re also heavily involved in the ongoing economic development and vision building conversations with Ogden City. This ensures that we have a dynamic voice in the policy creation that affects our district. Things like parking, allowing food trucks, street closures and more are all shared responsibilities and we work hard to stay involved in a multitude of these ongoing conversations.
Additionally, we participate in national DMO conferences and tourism advocacy groups so we are well aware of trends across the country.
What are we working on now?
As mentioned above, we are working on an improved lighting plan to really demarcate Historic 25th Street as a separate entity. We are pulling together potential layouts and working on grant applications.
Event planning is almost always under way. Harvest Moon alone is nearly a nine-month project.
How can you help?
We are always looking for volunteers! If you’d like to help with our street clean up team, river clean up or if you’re interested in being involved with event planning or day-of event production, send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re also happy to have you as an ambassador! Read the information about taking over our Instagram or becoming a guest blogger for Historic 25th Street.
More than anything we love when you participate! Follow along on Facebook and Instagram so you can stay in the loop and more importantly – you can keep your friends in the loop. We’d also advocate that if you have an idea or a project you want to do, reach out and tell us! We’d love nothing more than to help get you started on pursuing your dream for Ogden and Historic 25th Street. Our biggest asset is you! In fact, we’re pretty sure that’s our secret sauce.