Through a partnership of state agencies that includes the Missouri Development Finance Board (MDFB), Missouri
Department f Economic Development (DED), and the
Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC), the
DREAM Initiative provides downtown-focused planning
services over a multi-year period to designated Missouri
communities. The State partners retained PGAV Planners, a
professional planning and design firm headquartered in St.
Louis, Missouri, to provide this planning.
DREAM Initiative Updated Plan Available to Public
These Missouri State agencies recognize that substantial
improvements and investments have already been made in
Uptown Jackson. The purpose of the DREAM Initiative is to
leverage local public and private improvements to sustain
revitalization momentum. The goal of the DREAM Initiative is
to revitalize downtown districts and put them back into
productive use. The process provides planning assistance
that culminates in a Strategic Plan. The initial assessment of
the community serves as the foundation for developing the
required tasks and analyses.
The City of Jackson was designated as a DREAM community
in September of 2010. An updated report in PDF format is available for download - click here. For more information, contact Janet Sanders at 573-243-2300.