The 7-member Montrose Downtown Development Board may be one of the most powerful boards in the city and City Councilors will consider three applicants for two vacancies when they meet on Tuesday. Applicants Chris Adams, Bob Brown, and Kirk Hartman applied for terms that run through June 30th, 2017.
The mission of the DDA is to purchase and redevelop property, enact capital improvements, and administer programs for economic development. The DDA is also charged with executing the city’s Downtown Plan of Development that was formed in March, 2012. The plan is comprised to follow the Four-Point Main Street approach.
The website www.mainstreet.org defines the Four-Point approach as “a unique preservation-based economic development tool that enables communities to revitalize downtown and neighborhood business districts by leveraging local assets – from historic, cultural, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride. It is a comprehensive strategy that addresses the variety of issues and problems that challenge traditional commercial districts.”