Several visitors from Missouri were in Oskaloosa Wednesday (11/6). Missouri Main Street program directors from around the Show Me State were shown the downtown area and how that has been revitalized. Gayla Roten is the State Director of Missouri Main Street.
“You guys have really proven records about bringing people back downtown, renovating space, providing space for people to come and open new business. But the really exciting things and some of the things that our group wanted to hear about, again from all across the state of Missouri, is how you’ve taken upper stories and restored them for not just market rate apartments, but high end living for people that could live, work, play downtown.”
Roten’s group saw a second floor apartment downtown that is being renovated as a high end rental. Missouri Main Street also toured Ottumwa, Centerville and downtown Des Moines.