Baxter County Forward Addresses Downtown Revitalization
“We want to re-establish downtown Mountain Home as the heart of our community and become a destination” was the major theme that emerged from a meeting to explore the revitalization of downtown Mountain Home on Oct. 3, 2019.
At that meeting, key leaders from Mountain Home and Baxter County Forward met with Ed Levy and Josh Danish with Breakthrough Solutions Partner Cromwell Architects Engineers to explore opportunities to revitalize downtown Mountain Home.
Strategies that emerged for downtown to become a destination include: adding more things to do such as a live music show, providing $100,000-$150,000 housing, adding more retail, providing wifi, creating a Christmas market, recruiting specific businesses, planting more trees, and adding a road diet.
The importance of creating a non-profit was discussed, as well as the need for information, parking, signage, and rules for the entertainment district. Ed Levy and Josh Danish agreed to work with the Quality of Place group with architectural renderings, so we are excited to see downtown Mountain Home become even more vibrant in the near future.