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Wayne Main Street update

By Lindsey Wooten – Adopt-A-Planter
In the past, volunteers like you have helped make Downtown Wayne beautiful by participating in the Adopt-A-Planter Program.  We are very excited to invite your business, organization or family to be involved in enhancing the beauty and vibrancy of Downtown by sponsoring a flower planter this year.
Adopt-A-Planter Program details:
· Sponsor (you) will select and purchase plants for each planter you adopt.
· Sponsor will plant the flowers on or near the designated planting day (week of May 18-24).
· Sponsor will water, weed and deadhead the flowers for the full season (May-October).
Wayne Main Street will create a placard containing your business, organization or family name to be proudly displayed in the planter that you have sponsored. For more information, please call (734) 629-6822 or visit: http://wp.me/PPhGb-51.
Wayne Main Street to receive
communications planning services
The Michigan Main Street Center @ MSHDA recently announced that downtown Wayne will receive communications planning service. Wayne Main Street was awarded this service after a competitive application process late last year. The communications planning, scheduled to begin on May 18th, will focus on audience, capacity, and current and potential resources to strengthen the awareness of Downtown Wayne and the Wayne Main Street program.
The service is provided by the Michigan Main Street Center @ MSHDA (MMS) through their partnership with the National Main Street Center. Jay Schlinsog from Downtown Professionals Network will be working with MMS staff and the local community to provide custom community development strategies for Wayne Main Street. The service is part of a menu of services provided to downtown Wayne since becoming a Main Street community in 2014. Other services provided by Michigan Main Street include the baseline assessment in 2014.

Design Service Application
Deadline – May 22
In the first five years of the Main Street program, Wayne Main Street will receive design training and consultation services by the State Historic Preservation Office to help maintain and enhance downtown Wayne’s historic integrity. Individualized design assistance for façade improvements of downtown buildings is part of the Main Street Design Services. Wayne Main Street will award up to three services per year, with a maximum of 15 services. Services include a site visit by the Michigan Main Street Design Specialist, meeting with the property owner, schematic drawings detailing the proposed façade improvements, paint samples, example photographs, and additional information needed to complete the work. Each service is valued at $2000-3000 each but is awarded at no cost to the property owner.
The application deadline for Design Services is May 22, 2015. To be eligible for this service, the property owner/business owner must have attended the Building Basics Workshop held on April 13th. US 12 Bar and Grill, Dairy Queen and a vacant property on Wayne Rd were awarded design services last year.
If you would like further information, contact Wayne Main Street Executive Director, Lindsey Wooten at 734-629-6822.

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