Goal:  To encourage improvement of the Main Street district’s physical appearance.

Projects in recent years:

  • City acquired properties support through volunteer help
  • Promote design assistance from Main Street Iowa staff
  • Building facade mini-grant program for up to $500.
  • Promote design guidelines for Jefferson approved by the City.
  • Order, design and plant seasonal hanging baskets & pillar planters.
  • Coordinated City’s purchase of 8 sets of cluster planters in 2019.
  • Seasonal banners for downtown.
  • Host Business After Hours events on Design topics.
  • New city brand and way-finding signage project.
  • Volunteer work sessions for painting.
  • Empty Window Displays.
  • City Hall interior improvements in 2018.
  • New Christmas decoration suggestions for City for Christmas 2019.
  • Coordinated volunteers for Available Building Tour in April 2019
  • Doc’s Alley project
  • Iowa State University’s College of Design Retail-Scapes Studio partnership
  • Grants from Paint Iowa Beautiful used for projects.

This committee meets every month with members taking on responsibilities for these projects.



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