Facts and Benefits

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Vision Statement:

Our Vision is a healthy, vibrant downtown, creating a great city in which to live, work, shop and play for the benefit of all residents and businesses in Blue Springs.

Mission Statement:

The mission of ‘Blue Springs Downtown Alive!’ is to engage in historic preservation, revitalization activities and education; by encouraging the cooperation of downtown merchants, property owners, residents and partners, creating a positive image of downtown, strengthening the economic base and providing design education to improve the appearance and vitality of the Downtown Area.

Blue Springs Downtown Alive! was the recipient of:

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

What is Missouri Main Street Connection?

  • Missouri Main Street Connection is a Statewide nonprofit corporation committed to fostering new vitality in the heart of Missouri Communities, using the Main Street Four Point Approach® as developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation;
  • Helps in the revitalization of downtown communities by providing instruction, guidance, education and training in downtown revitalization (Services Grant);
  • Does not rely on Federal or State funding;
  • Assisted over forty communities in revitalization of their downtown areas, i.e. Lee’s Summit, Belton, Excelsior Springs, Warrensburg, and others.

Facts and Benefits of Blue Springs Downtown Alive!:

  • 501 (c)(3), nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation; As of 8-15-12 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, etc.
  • 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
    • Holiday Open House
    • Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting
    • And SO MUCH MORE!

2016 Facts & Benefits