2019 National Planning Conference

Downtown Revitalization: Implementation Lessons Learned

Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PDT

CM | 5

Cost: $95.00

Activity Type: Offsite Tours and Programming

Activity ID: NPC190012

Location: Depart from Moscone West - Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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  • Conduct outreach that utilizes innovative public engagement tools such as interactive drawing, virtual tours, and electronic feedback combined with traditional public workshops.
  • Demonstrate the importance of collaboration with public and private partners such as the downtown business association, local service organizations, the broker community, and private developers for long-term success and viability of any downtown revitalization plan.
  • List public/streetscape improvements that are key to facilitate downtown revitalization including narrow streets, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and crossings, convenient public parking, outdoor dining, signature lighting and landscaping, public art, and implementation of design standards.


Over the last 15 years, the mid-size community of Livermore has revitalized its historic downtown. Guided by the Downtown Specific Plan, the community has completed dozens of public and private projects to re-energize the community’s commercial core.
Participants see how the combination of mixed use buildings, entertainment uses, affordable and market rate housing, historical building reuse, enhanced streetscapes, open space and public art create a memorable and active town center. Participants will also learn about innovative community outreach tools, establishing public-private partnerships, future projects and lessons learned. Wine tasting featuring South Livermore Valley wines and lunch are included.

Session Speakers

Rachael Snedecor
Livermore Downtown, Incorporated
Livermore, CA

Sherry Nigg
Re/Max Accord
Livermore, CA

Steve Stewart, AICP
City of Livermore
Livermore, CA

Marc Roberts
City of Livermore
Livermore, CA

Paul Spence
City of Livermore
Livermore, CA

David Early, AICP
Berkeley, CA