You're invited to an important community forum: STT
"What Do We Want in the Economic Mix for Downtown Charlotte Amalie?"
UVI Conference Center
(Ground floor of Administration Building)
Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:30PM
What mix of businesses, services, government offices, residential options, entertainment, marine concerns and public access should we seek in revitalizing Downtown CA?
The government is investing substantial funding to enhance the appearance and attractiveness of downtown CA. How do we utilize those enhancements to re-invigorate its economic vitality.
This initial community forum is an opportunity for you to provide meaningful input and learn more.
We hope to see you there!
The Forum will include the following topics:
Progress report on projects completed, initiated or in the works to enhance the overall appearance, attractiveness and use of Downtown Charlotte Amalie.
Presentation by Dr. Tim Faley, UVI School of Business Distinguished Professor and Special Assistant to President on considerations and elements of economic mix theory, entrepreneurship, and creating business opportunities in Downtown
Recent experiences in determining a mix in neighborhoods (Enterprise Zone Program)
Financial and tax incentives for development of affordable housing
The role neighborhood associations can play in implementation of the plan
Discussion of parking alternatives
o Parking garages
o Small scattered surface parking lots
Creating a Marine Sector client base and development of appropriate facilities
What further community engagement and studies are needed?
Sponsored by Downtown Revitalization Inc (DRI) and the University of the Virgin Islands
In partnership with:
VI Territorial Association of Realtors
Hotel and Tourism Association
St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce
The India Assn,
We From Up Street,
Enterprise Zone Program
Young Professionals Network