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Love the Harrisonville Square

About Us

About Us

In July 2018, Love the Harrisonville Square and the City of Harrisonville were selected for a Missouri Main Street Connection Affiliate Grant. That educational grant assisted us with laying the groundwork for revitalization in the downtown district. By following the proven four-point approach, we hope to develop into one of the success stories that Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) has helped guide over the years.  

We work towards that goal through our four volunteer committees organized around the four-points and the leadership of the volunteer Board of Directors. Each committee takes on a number of projects related to their primary area of focus, with each of those projects supporting the overarching transformation strategies. 

For more information about our projects and strategies, check out our annual report. 

The Four Points

The four point approach provides a practical, adaptable framework for downtown transformation that is easily tailored to local conditions. The Main Street Approach helps communities get started with revitalization, and grows with them over time.

Organization

It takes a whole community working together to renew and maintain a stable downtown. That's why a special group is dedicated to this fundamental work.

Developing and maintaining key community relationships is a the focus of the Organization sub-committee. This committee also leads efforts to create comprehensive work plans, provide sustainable sources of revenue and develop volunteers.

Promotion

The promotion committee is tasked with projecting a positive, unified image to that clearly identifies downtown as a gathering place for the community.

This committee will also market the district and community through a series of targeted activities such as special events and festivals, which highlight the local culture and traditions that make our community and the Square unique.

Economic Vitality

The Economic Vitality sub-committee is future thinking! They work to analyze current market forces, develop long-term solutions, recruit new businesses and strengthen the competitiveness of existing businesses.

This team also works to identify creative potential uses for unused spaces. They work closely with the Design Committee on solutions for historic commercial buildings as well as building owners.

Design

The Design team works to enhance the visual attractiveness of the historic district. This includes assistance and encouragement for building owners working on restoration of historic structures.

Design projects may also include banners, landscaping, storefront signage, window displays and other creative ideas for making the Square an appealing place to visit.

Missouri Main Street Connection was formed in 2004. It’s mission is to enhance the economic, social, cultural and environmental well-being of historic downtown business districts in Missouri – within the context of historic preservation – using educational tools of the Main Street Four-Point Approach® to Revitalization, as developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program. 

Visit Missouri Main Street Connection to learn more about the four-point approach, other communities who have been successful and just how important downtown revitalization is to a community.