Facts and Benefits

Facts and Benefits 2020-12-16T10:03:19-06:00

Blue Springs Downtown Alive! was the recipient of:

  • 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Designated as Associate Community
  • 2016 Creating Creative Places Award
  • 2015 Streetscape & Public Improvement Project Award by Missouri Main Street Connection
  • 2014 Outstanding Public Partner Award, awarded by Missouri Main Street Connection
  • 2013 Outstanding Affiliate Community Award, awarded by Missouri Main Street Connection
  • Missouri Main Street Connection’s Services Grant, awarded July 2011

 

Facts and Benefits of Blue Springs Downtown Alive!:

  • 501 (c)(3), nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation; All donations are tax deductible
  • Grass root effort to revitalize our downtown district
  • 100% locally funded; Cooperative effort of entire community from local businesses to residents
  • Improves and boost the City sales tax base
  • Supports Buy Blue Springs – buy local initiative – promotes retail
  • Our money stays in our community
  • A vital downtown is beneficial to the entire community
  • Efforts are being made to beautify our downtown area with planted flower pots, park benches, bike racks, Little Free Libraries, public parking, Downtown Alive banners, facade renovations and the new Gateway Arches.
  • Our downtown will be a destination point for both local residents as well as visitors
  • Historic preservation; Train Depot restoration
  • Create events to generate awareness of our downtown area:
    • Piccadilly Gala
    • ‘Remnants Restored’ Public Art Project
    • Farmers Market
    • Community Garden
    • Chili Luncheon
    • Car Cruise Nights
    • Corks & Canvas
    • Fall Fun Festival
    • National Night Out Against Crime
    • Trick or Treat Main Street
    • Downtown Pub Crawl
    • Shop Small Saturday
    • Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting
    • And SO MUCH MORE!