ReImagine North of Main is a partnership—local businesses, government, nonprofits and, most importantly, residents—committed to making a collective impact, and dedicated to improving the quality of life in our neighborhood. Our collaboration is focused in three key areas: economic development & entrepreneurship, housing, and community engagement. Through resident and stakeholder engagement, policy advocacy and responsible development, we aim to improve the quality of life in these three areas, resulting in a ReImagined North of Main where both current and future residents and businesses want to live, work, play, and invest. ReImagine North of Main also have several completed and ongoing partner projects. Partner projects are efforts that their Advisory Committee or residents may be involved in.
Gowing Places: The Fitchburg Farmer's Market
Partnered with Growing Places the ReImagine team was able to really help promote the Fitchburg Farmer's Market this summer. Moving out to the upper common every Thursday, we saw a 35% increase in sales this past summer!
NeighGallery Sitka: The Storefront Window Project
With the amazing support of Gallery Sitka West, we have created bright and colorful window posters of some of the great assets Fitchburg has to offer. The goal is to bring some color and joy to the Main Street area, hopefully contributing the cleaning up of this area.
Fitchburg PRIDE: Art Pianos
PRIDE will acquire several pianos to be used by local artists and then installed outdoors in public places to encourage local residents to create music. It will try to engage local musicians to make scheduled performances and teach others the basics of piano playing.
First Church of God in Christ: Enhancing Elderly Enjoyment of the Colors of Fall
The First Church of God in Christ is planning to engage high school students/college students to do landscaping and beautification of lawns for elderly citizens in the North of Main area. The project will increase students understanding of the uniqueness of foliage while contributing to the community through landscaping chores.
Fitchburg Historical Society: Celebrating our Neighborhood and its People
The grant will create new online and printed resources for walking tours, tourist visits, and school field trips. The research they gather would be distributed through walking/driving tours, schools, tourists and FSU students.
The Revolving Museum: Art Ventures, a Public Art Mobile
The mini-grant will support the initial construction of the ARTventures: Public Art Mobile in collaboration with the public. In short, the project will represent the diversity of the neighborhood, build a sense of pride, and work towards the creative revitalization of the North of Main neighborhood.
Growing Places: The Sundial Community Orchard
The project will create a small community orchard at the Sundial Teaching/Community Gardens located on Elm St. They will include residents of the NOM community to help install, maintain and harvest the orchard’s fruit.