UPSTAIRSDOWNTOWN at Main street now

Dan Carmody and Mike Jackson demystify the redevelopment process of vacant upper floors—a persistent problem in America’s historic and older commercial districts—using a typical Main Street building. The two industry experts in design and development examined the architectural, construction, regulatory, and economic variables that must be understood and addressed for a successful renovation project.

During the May 2016 session, Main Street managers explored the key factors that can “make or break” a project, with a special emphasis on residential use and small-scale buildings. Using case studies, attendees participated in an interactive session that determined reuse options and created a financing plan to test its feasibility.

The following slideshows present the content that was discussed.


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