Let’s Make it Meadville!

Working together to create a focused strategy for a thriving downtown community

Making the Case for a new Community Revitalization Corporation​

Meadville is lucky to have several community and economic development organizations working to better our community, but none have the explicit mission and staff capacity to lead and implement downtown (re)development and public improvement initiatives. Communities with thriving downtowns often have a dedicated organization and staff who are waking up every day thinking about how to make downtown better. Community Revitalization corporations (CRC’s) (also referred to as community development corporations) bring together different players–like private developers/investors, business, government and charitable organizations–for a focused strategy to improve the vibrancy of the downtown and community.  CRC’s do this by facilitating public-private partnerships, leveraging grants, tax credits and other development financing tools for difficult-to-develop real estate or by spearheading public improvement projects (curbs/sidewalks, lighting, traffic signals, public art, etc.).  A group of stakeholders were invited to form a steering committee to imagine the possibilities of how a CRC dedicated to downtown revitalization could deliver a shared vision for a vital Meadville.

Who’s On the Team

It’s a team effort to make things happen! We’ve gathered members of the community representing various interests and partnered with outside consultants to ensure all aspects are covered.

What Are We Doing

The Steering Committee has been meeting regularly to review the landscape of existing planning documents and downtown improvement efforts and reviewing best practices and lessons learned from other communities. The Steering Committee is excited to engage the broader Meadville community to better understand the challenges and opportunities facing Downtown Meadville and to inform the development of a vision and multi-year strategy to improve the downtown.

Reports & Updates

Learn about what a CRC could means for Downtown Meadville

Learn More and Get Involved

Explore the full report to understand the vision for Downtown Meadville and see how you can contribute to our community’s future. Your involvement is crucial to the success of this initiative.

Together, we can make Meadville a place where everyone wants to live, work, and play. Join us in this exciting journey!

Meadville CRC Report May 2024

Want to Help?

Improving Downtown Meadville is a community effort. If you’d like to join us, here are some things you can do to get involved.

Spread the Word

Share about our mission on social media! #MakeItMeadville

Stay Informed

As the project progresses, we will send email updates.

For further inquiries

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