indoor & outdoor attractions

Maumee needs more small businesses throughout neighborhoods to create a more walk-able and well-rounded community. Separating zoning by usage is not environmentally friendly or socially equitable.

  • Weekly farmer’s market (Union, Wolcott Grounds, Park by the library)

  • Outdoor entertainment/music/movies

  • Encourage block parties (Have a city-wide time for block parties)

  • Creation of central outdoor space for community events (like a town square)

  • Keep up play spaces at parks and implement more wild spaces and nature learning opportunities

  • Community center (outdoor and indoor space)

  • Encourage community garage sales by setting aside dates in the spring/fall

  • Create an arts commission to find local artists/talent to create public art, murals, art festivals

  • More retail & restaurants & bakeries & corner stores & hardware stores

  • Wider sidewalks

  • Incentives for small businesses who offer locally grown or created/produced items

  • Facade enhancement program

  • Signage upgrade program

  • Extend a dense uptown along some east-west streets

  • Mixed-use areas/traditional neighborhood design across the city

  • Shared off-street parking spaces

  • Encourage restaurants to grow their own food locally in urban farm spaces (see Balance in downtown Toledo & urban farm in Ohio City in Cleveland area)

  • Create space for Indoor market with local vendors selling homemade goods year-round (see Plymouth, MI)

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