Wednesday May 6, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 8:15 PM EDT
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Heidelberg University's Great Hall 
310 East Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

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Amy Reinhart 
Seneca Industrial Economic and Industrial Corporation 

The Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) would like to invite you to attend our Downtown Summit. This is your opportunity to find out about the downtown Tiffin Strategic Growth and Development Plan and hear speakers weigh in on topics relevant to the future of downtown Tiffin.

Topics will include:

Town and Gown

Town and Gown economic development strategies are innovative partnerships that can leverage local development and foster community relationships through college and city collaboration. Tiffin's downtown is anchored by two universities that play a dynamic role in leveraging the local economy. Examples of how educational institutions have boosted downtown development will provide inspiration for Tiffin, The Education Community.


Placemaking is the driving concept behind current best practices in downtown planning. It is an approach based on connecting people to place by building on assets and creating inviting, dynamic spaces. Great placemaking is the result of coordinated planning, urban design, visioning, implementation and management efforts that capitalize on a community's assets, inspiration, and potential and market opportunities. Simply put, placemaking is creating environments that promote people's health, happiness and well-being.


Complete transportation systems integrate parking, bike lanes, sidewalks, and traffic calming concept elements into roadways to create safe, vibrant corridors. Converting one-way streets into two-ways may also enhance pedestrian safety and revitalize downtown economic vitality by reducing traffic speeds and providing more direct access to destinations. Methods to enhance transportation systems will be discussed in the context of Downtown Tiffin.

  • 4:30 PM: Meet and Greet/Sign In
  • 5:30 PM: Setting the Stage - Project Review and Update
  • 6:00 - 8:15 PM: Discussion of Topics
  • 8:15 PM: Adjournment 

Click on the link below to register for the Downtown Summit, which is free and open to the community.



Amy R. Reinhart
Downtown Development Coordinator
Seneca Industrial & Economic Development Corp