2015 Downtown Economic Development & Redevelopment Plan

The formation of the Downtown Economic Development and Redevelopment Action Plan started in April when national economic development consulting firm Thomas P. Miller and Associates began meeting with community leaders and stakeholders utilizing a methodology of gathering the collective knowledge of the valley.

The Hot Springs community united together to provide the vision for the Downtown Economic Development and Redevelopment Action Plan, communicating ideas from hundreds of stakeholders over the last several months.

In total, TPMA gathered information from 450 community stakeholders during numerous community engagement sessions to reshape the future of downtown Hot Springs. The passion of the participants – including residents, downtown business owners, retirees, neighborhood association members and city tourists – for the success of Hot Springs culminated in several goals that will allow Hot Springs to capitalize on its many attributes to reach its potential as a destination city with a thriving economy and high quality of life.

Plan documents

artist drawing as shown on cover of downtown plan document

Downtown video Rex Nelson's speech at Central Avenue "Great Streets" designation event on 10/1/14, with a backdrop of downtown images.

YouTube video archives Recordings of Task Force meetings

Thermal Basin Map Use PDF zoom tool to enlarge

Final Report and Related Documents