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City Crosswalk

Our Work

Jonathan brings nearly a decade of experience working with local and state government, private property owners, creatives and non-profits to think outside the box and bring best practices from around the world to bear on the local level, with local context at the core of every project, to bring renewed vibrancy and energy and most importantly, people to our walkable neighborhoods.

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Commonwealth Places Program


Managed a multi-million dollar statewide placemaking program that involved educating residents, businesses and municipal officials around the concept of placemaking, processes, best practices and developing tactical placemaking projects that would be applicable for existing funding programs. The project included studying existing needs, opportunities and restrictions while still working to move beyond the "status quo" of what was familiar to develop better local placemaking projects. Learn More

Partners: Patronicity, MassDevelopment, 100+ Massachusetts Cities & Towns, non-profits, neighborhood associations and creatives

Winter Places Program


Developed, funded and managed a program working with 12 communities across Massachusetts to ideate, fund and implement rapidly deployable placemaking projects in the winter of 2020 with the goal of encouraging safe engagement in public spaces while also patroning small businesses. This project followed the creation of a Winter Places guide that solicited the best ideas for winter public space placemaking from around the globe into a resource for communities to implement tactical, low cost winter activations in their main streets and downtowns. Read More

Partners: Patronicity, Barr Foundation, 880 Cities, Canada Consul General to Boston, 12 Massachusetts cities and towns, local fabricators and artists and many, many more design firms from around the world.

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Local Rapid Response Program


Served as project manager supporting communities in developing tactical placemaking plans to prepare for ARPA funding. Coordinated stakeholder engagement meetings, site visits and ideation sessions eventually developing out a robust recommendation for tactical placemaking project ideas meeting the needs expressed and the budget limits considered. Learn More

Partners: Patronicity, Massachusetts Downtown Initiative, Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, 10 Massachusetts cities and towns

BIZ-M-Power Program


Lead the development, launch and implementation of a multi-million dollar innovative matching grant program aimed at helping small businesses across Massachusetts accessing the capital they needed while deeping their connection to the surrounding community and existing and prospective customer base. Learn More

Partners: Patronicity, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

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Interested in learning more about how you can bring Re:Main's team's experiences and expertise to bear on your project or in your community? Let's chat! Our services are flexible and bespoke to accommodate local needs. 

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