Assessing Downtown Canton

A recent study of Canton's downtown was conducted by students in Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. They interviewed local businesses owners and managers and offered an online customers' survey. Their recommendations included implications of population projections, trade area analyses, downtown living and design trends. The project was a joint endeavor of Canton Main Street, Illinois Main Street, the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development, University Extension, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
 
Feel free to download the documents and continue the discussion with Missy Towery, Executive Director, Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development, who acted as liaison with faculty and project leaders. Call (309) 647-2677, or email mtowery@cantonillinois.org.