Research and Reinvention

Downtown Jamestown’s role in the region has changed dramatically in the past few generations, going from the region’s retail and commercial center to a mixture of cultural venues and specialty commerce. Finding new ways to use buildings and public spaces–and to solve perennial problems such as litter, parking, and maintenance of older infrastructure–requires a capacity to understand Jamestown’s challenges, examine best practices, and tailor them to local conditions.

Through research, analysis, and support for novel approaches, the JRC promotes innovation in downtown Jamestown and its adjacent riverfront.

If you have an idea you would like to share–or a policy question that need examining–feel free to contact the Jamestown Renaissance Organization at (716) 664-2477 or through our contact us page.


Analysis & policy research

Jamestown Urban Design Plan 2.0

Free parking: How much is it costing us?

National Historic Districts in Jamestown:Burdensome or Beneficial

For the Arcade Building, a need to ask the right questions

Boosting Jamestown’s Brain Gain

As Wellman Building Nears Completion–What Next?

Time to Connect Downtown’s Dots

Adjusting Our View of Downtown Storefronts


Innovation Resources

International Downtown Association

Project for Public Spaces