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Design Standards for a Downtown Commercial District in Mayer

The City of Mayer had recently widened and made streetscape improvements to Highway 25, the business corridor that runs through the city's old downtown. Graduate students in landscape architecture and urban and regional planning worked with a citizen advisory group to craft design standards for the businesses along this corridor. This project produced a design manual for the city to use to guide future development and redevelopment projects in the downtown area. The design standards were instrumental in the City of Mayer successfully applying for and receiving a Small Communities Grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development in 2010. The city used the grant to redevelop and revitalize its downtown area as the commercial and cultural center of the community.

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