Emporia Main Street: Design Committee
Steve Hanschu (Chair) 



Deborah Huth

Yvonne Pool

Orinne Schumann

Tracy Holroyd

Ben Moore

Staci Hamman

Matt Lowery

Lynn Knechtel

Heather Russell

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Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets is just part of the story. An inviting atmosphere, created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, street furniture, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping, conveys a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.