Community Revitalization

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Team, sponsored by the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA), conducted a charrette that focused specifically on downtown revitalization and implementation strategies for Canton Main Street and the City of Canton, Mississippi in May 2012. MMSA assembled a team with expertise in architecture, planning, historic preservation, economic development and community branding that ascribes to the Main Street 4 Point Approach of Design, Promotion, Organization and Economic Restructuring.

The team for the Canton Community Revitalization Charrette included:
  • Tom McGilloway, Mahan Rykiel & Associates, Baltimore, MD
  • Andy Kalback, Kalback Planning & Design, Annapolis, MD
  • Ben Muldrow, Arnett Muldrow & Associates, Greenville, SC
  • Tripp Muldrow, Arnett Muldrow & Associates, Greenville, SC
  • Leah McBride Watters, Watters Architecture, Canton, MS
  • Jeannie Waller Zieren, Mississippi Main Street Association, Oxford, MS
  • Bob Wilson, Mississippi Main Street Association, Jackson, MS
  • Randy Wilson, Community Design Solutions, Columbia, SC