- Educate others about good design and thus enhance the image of each business as well as that of the district.
- Provide good design advice to encourage quality improvements to private properties and public spaces.
- Plan Main Street's development by guiding future growth and shaping regulations.
- Motivate others to make changes by creating incentives and targeting key projects.
The Design Committee pursues these goals by:
- Learning about downtown design, to become an "expert" on the Main Street of Perry District's distinctive character.
- Holding meetings to discuss downtown design issues, develop strategies, brainstorm ideas and incentives.
- Making design recommendations to help owners make improvements to storefronts, signs, and window displays.
- Visiting building owners to talk about their buildings, discuss design assistance, act as a resource during rehab projects, and help them utilize incentive programs.
- Educating the public to make them aware of good design and what it means for the image and success of Perry's Downtown.
- Acting as a liaison to bring Main Street's message about good design to building owners, financial institutions, architects, the media, and the public.
- Organizing projects to develop design guidelines, financial incentives, protective ordinances, and downtown planning projects.
- Administering the design review and approval process to ensure that financial incentive programs are used for positive design changes.
Accomplishments for 2013
- Plaque Project for historic buildings on the square (on-going)
- Distributed $1,000 Façade Grant to Troy Simons for Foster’s Corner Drug
- UCO Design Project (on-going)
- Painted Centennial Corporation Building with grant from Keep Oklahoma Beautiful
- Presented “Early Day History of Perry” to Perry High School History classes
- Annual Design Tour Field Trip for Perry High School History classes
- Presented “History of Perry’s Early Day Leaders” to Leadership Noble County
- Hosted the “Oklahoma 25th Historic Preservation Conference”