Helping to revitalize historic downtowns 
one story at a time.™


Mike Jackson and Dan Carmody developed the content for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency's UpstairsDowntownupper story redevelopment program for the Illinois Main Street program in 2005. Over the past 10 years, many communities across the nation have been inspired to redevelop the upper stories of their historic buildings under Dan and Mike's tutelage. They continue to provide their expertise to communities across the U.S. today.

This very relevant program focuses on building community capacity to revitalize its underutilized assets and helps stakeholders work together to create a greater downtown by putting the market forces to work for a more resilient and compelling place. 

The UpstairsDowntown program is designed for building owners, contractors, architects, city officials, preservationists, and downtown professionals.




Meet Dan and Mike

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The Stories

Case studies of successful projects...

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 Feasibility studies for adaptive reuse...

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