Helping to revitalize historic downtowns
one story at a time.™
Mike Jackson and Dan Carmody created the name and developed the UpstairsDowntown™ upper story redevelopment program in 2005 for an Illinois Main Street Conference. Over the past 12 years, many communities across the nation have been inspired to redevelop the their historic buildings one story at a time 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.