Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation

Ph: 330-274-4040

OUR ORGANIZATION

OUR MISSION

Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation works with the Village of Mantua to lessen the burdens of government by engaging the citizens, civic organizations, business community and property owners to develop and implement a plan to reverse blight and improve accessibility of the historic Village to promote the health and well-being of the community.



VISION

Our vision is to utilize the Main street approach: Organize, promote, design, restructure within the tenants of our Mission.



8 PRINCIPLES OF THE MAIN STREET APPROACH

  1. Comprehensive-no one “quick fix”
  2. Incremental-small accomplishments create snowball effect
  3. Self-help- no one else will save downtown
  4. Partnerships—public/private, civic organizations, stakeholders
  5. Identifying and capitalizing on existing assets—our own unique qualities
  6. Quality-is better than quantity
  7. Change-positive change breeds positive attitudes
  8. Implementation—frequent visible changes instill confidence


MAIN STREET 4 POINTS

  1. Organization – consensus, cooperation, partnerships, governance, volunteerism
  2. Promotion – image, pride, events
  3. Design – appearance, safety, atmosphere, accessibility
  4. Economic Restructuring – business mix, competitiveness

DMRC OBJECTIVES:

  1. Make the Mantua area a welcoming destination
  2. Encourage residents and visitors to enjoy the Mantua area, including:

    • Headwaters Hike and Bike trail-Cuyahoga River
    • Shops—Eateries—Parks—Service Providers
    • Historic Architecture-Rural Character

  3. Plan, secure financing, and facilitate capital improvements


PURPOSE

The purposes for which Downtown Mantua Revitalization is organized are:


  1. To support the government Mantua Village
  2. To work to build consensus and cooperation between the groups that play a role in the economic viability of downtown and the community of the Village of Mantua
  3. To encourage growth and development of business within the corporation limits of the Village of Mantua in order to create a condition of economic vitality
  4. To work with building owners, homeowners, businesses and residents to preserve, maintain and protect the historic character of downtown Mantua Village as well the residential areas of the village which defines its unique character
  5. To develop and implement ways to promote Mantua Village’s unique downtown characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, tourists, and others through the sponsorship of activities and special events utilizing the downtown and/or the village as a whole
  6. To receive, administer, and distribute funds in connection with any activities related to the above purposes