The Charlevoix (MSDDA) Design committee developed this manual to help business owners, property owners, and developers throughout the Main Street/Downtown Development District maintain and enhance the historic qualities of their properties that are so important to the community.  The guidelines provide property owners the most appropriate methods for preserving the historic integrity of their buildings while continuing to operate them as modern businesses.

A guiding principle in creating the design guidelines is to celebrate the Charlevoix of yesterday and today while looking to tomorrow.  The goal is to create an environment that integrates retail, service businesses, the arts and culture, and housing into a dynamic downtown.

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