The Imagine Jamestown Competition Committee has compiled the following lists of Local, Regional, and National Resources for your quick reference.  These Resources are not intended to influence ideas, designs or potential submissions.  If you have suggestions for additional Resources that you'd like to share, please email them to



City of Jamestown Plans & Studies

Jamestown Renaissance Corporation

 The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation coordinates revitalization strategies to build from these assets and make downtown and the adjacent riverfront more attractive for new residents, new businesses, and new investment. The JRC also works with a wide range of community partners to break this cycle of disinvestment by giving residents the confidence and encouragement to invest time, energy and resources in their homes and neighborhoods. 

Renaissance Block Challenge

GROW Jamestown

Front Garden Recognition Program

JRC Resources and Guidance


Urban Design Plan 2.0

Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy

City of Jamestown: A Livable Community

Jamestown Rental Registration

Neighborhood Revitalization Brief: Zombie Properties



Buffalo Green Code



Strong Towns 

Strong Towns is an international movement that’s dedicated to making communities across the United States and Canada financially strong and resilient.

Revitalize, or Die

Revitalize, or die. Is a civic organization that assists cities in combatting apathy, fostering pride and rebuilding local economies.

US Green Building Council
The US Green Building Council is a non-profit organization with goals of making green architecture and green building supplies available to everyone in the US.

Sustainable Sites Initiative
is a set of comprehensive, voluntary guidelines together with a rating system that assesses the sustainable design, construction, and maintenance of landscapes. ... (GBCI), the certification body for the LEED green building program from U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

National Trust for Historic Preservation
An organization dedicated to helping people protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them. The Historic Trust for Preservation provides education, advocacy and resources to protect America’s diverse historic places and revitalize communities.

Department of Development

200 East Third Street 

Jamestown, NY 14701

Tel: 716-483-7659

Fax: 716-483-7772

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