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Help Shape Downtown Astoria’s Future: An ADHDA NEDTalk presentation and community discussion

Mon, Mar 14, 2016

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) is hosting a market analysis discussion on Tuesday, March 15.

ADHDA members, City of Astoria staff, business and property owners, and community members are invited to attend and give input on the downtown district. The results of this market analysis will help guide future investment work. The event “What is YOUR Downtown Astoria? A Market Analysis for Downtown Astoria’s Future” is ADHDA’s fifth downtown-focused NEDTalk (Novel Efforts Downtown). It takes place on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. at Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall, Room 219.

Participants of Tuesday’s NEDTalk will be asked to join in a lively and interactive discussion to help identify potential downtown businesses, anchor tenants, business linkages and gaps, as well as customer habits. Become a part of the conversation and shaping the future of downtown Astoria.  Bring your knowledge, experience, and ideas as a resident and stakeholder of downtown Astoria to develop strategies for downtown revitalization.  Refreshments will be provided during this hour-long information gathering and planning session.

The “Market Analysis for Downtown Astoria’s Future” is one of the next steps from the 2013 Building Blocks for a Successful Downtown findings. The Market Analysis is narrowing the lens on downtown’s historic infrastructure, looking at economic development on building from within, by both promot­ing and growing successful companies already operating in Astoria, with appropriate infill, and by encour­aging value-added production. 

ADHDA continues to strive to improve the economic health and vitality of Downtown Astoria and build organizational capacity via the principals of the Oregon Main Street approach. ADHDA is a 501c3, non-profit organization that emphasizes the encouragement of community involvement and investment in preserving the character of historic downtown Astoria while promoting its health and future, and is a Nationally Accredited, Performing Main Street Community, as recognized by the National Main Street and the Oregon Main Street Programs. 

For more information, please contact Alana Garner, Executive Director, Astoria Downtown Historic District Association, or 503.791.7940

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