The Old Miller Hotel will be the setting for a free training session on historic preservation design principles.
A joint venture of Main Street Arkansas and Main Street Helena, the workshop will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Main Street Arkansas Director Greg Phillips made the announcement Monday.
Community Design Solutions' Randy Wilson will conduct a program called “Practical and Purposeful”. Lunch will be provided for the participants. The presentation is open to the public.
Wilson is president of Community Design Solutions Inc. and director of design services for the Mississippi Main Street Association. Wilson established CDS in 2005 as a community-based planning firm that is dedicated to providing asset-based design services for community building.
CDS specializes in charrette facilitation, photo reimaging, Main Street services as well as general community design and planning services.
According to Phillips, Main Street Arkansas supplies technical aid and design services to help create economic development in downtown areas of Arkansas communities. Main Street focuses on four specific areas for downtown revitalization – design, economic restructuring, organization and promotion.
Established in 1984, Main Street Helena is one of the original participants in the Main Street Arkansas program.
For additional information about the program, contact MSH Executive coordinator Shane Williams at (870) 995-5959 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Miller Hotel is located at 223 Cherry Street.