The Three P’s of Downtown

Posted by – Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development and Community Relations

Last week, my colleague Samantha Seimer and I attended a fantastic overview of placemaking as it relates to creating vibrant downtowns.  As an affiliate member of the Oakland County Main Street Program, we have the opportunity to learn from experts in the arena of downtown development.


It was fascinating to get perspectives on the three P’s: Parking, Placemaking and Preservation.  It was most interesting to hear about the on-set of the concept of creating “main street” back in the early 1920’s and how many of the design standards are still used today.

Each presenter spoke about the quality of life that downtowns bring to communities across Oakland County.  The services offered through this program will continue to assist Auburn Hills in enhancing and supporting our wonderful downtown.