Start small, build to bigger.
There’s a natural tendency to want to tackle the biggest projects first. If this is the first time your community has attempted to do placemaking, start small. Start with projects that are relatively easy and don’t break the bank. Placemaking isn’t achieved in one project. Or two. Or three.
Place is achieved when multiple areas – physical, social, psychological and economic – are all present and taken care of on a continual basis. Main Street provides an operational framework for achieving and maintaining placemaking in downtowns and traditional neighborhood commercial districts.