Highlights

The list of accomplishments achieved by communities in the DREAM Initiative is truly impressive. The DREAM Initiative has been directly or indirectly involved in planning, funding or providing technical assistance for a long list of accomplishments led by local community stakeholders.

Some of the notable accomplishments for the DREAM Communities include:

  • Forming new downtown organizations and partnerships
  • Creating and modifying historic districts and historic design guidelines
  • Designing and constructing attractive parking lots
  • Establishing downtown tax increment finance districts
  • Re-branding and marketing downtown districts
  • Establishing and enhancing local farmers markets
  • Establishing railroad quiet zones
  • Designing and constructing downtown public plazas
  • Expanding the capacity of downtown organizations and partnerships
  • Designing and constructing streetscape beautification
  • Designing and constructing façade restoration