Greater Titusville RenaissanceA community volunteer initiative which seeks to enhance our quality of life through the thoughtful balance of nature and commerce, the inspiration and initiation of arts and culture, and the preservation and showcasing of our pristine natural resources.
This North Brevard Business Directory website is here to support the program and bring attention to the official website linked here.
Greater Titusville Renaissance Welcomes Our New Executive Director - Cathy Musselman
The Greater Titusville Renaissance is pleased to announce Cathy Musselman as its new Executive Director. Musselman brings more than 20 years of business and non profit management experience to GTR. Most recently, she served as an Entrepreneur Coach and Startup Quest Training facilitator for CareerSource Brevard. Musselman will begin her new position at the Greater Titusville Renaissance October 1, 2014.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of GTR, I am very excited to welcome Cathy Musselman as the new executive director," said Board President Matt Barringer. "Her wealth of experience and demonstrated leadership will help Greater Titusville Renaissance move forward in its mission to encourage business development, enhance the arts and culture and continue the beautification of North Brevard."
As executive director of GTR, Musselman will oversee an organization whose purpose is to help revitalize the North Brevard community through business development, arts and culture and beautification. "I live in the greater Titusville area and this is my community. I look forward to connecting with the people and businesses in our community and continue to make great strides in the greater Titusville area."
Greater Titusville Renaissance is a grassroots, non-profit community volunteer initiative which seeks to enhance the quality of life through the thoughtful balance of nature and commerce, the inspiration and initiation of arts and culture and the preservation and showcasing of the areas pristine natural resources. The Greater Titusville Renaissance office is located at the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 2000 S Washington Ave. Titusville, FL.
Join Our RenaissanceCommittees are at work promoting growth in the following areas.
We invite you to pick a committee and join us.
The mission of the Business Development Committee is to encourage the commitment of leadership and resources toward creating a vital, livable, walkable community where business is supported and sustained, and where the character of the community (e.g. Nature, History, Space) is appropriately considered and incorporated, while seeking to enhance county and city economic development efforts.
The Business Development committee's pilot projects include: the creation an Arts/Entertainment District in downtown Titusville (from Julia Street to Garden Street) that, ultimately, connects with Sandpoint and Marina Parks and the purchase and rebirth of Miracle City Mall as a streetscape multi-use destination.
Where possible, we will first seek to maximize existing local businesses and add new concepts to create a vibrant, optimal marketing mix in the downtown district. Once this endeavor is successfully initiated, we will tackle other projects on the list below.
The approach to be used will be a Weed, Feed & Seed approach. While committee work may be done simultaneously, we will be disciplined and complete steps as sequentially as possible.
Corridors & Beautification
The Greater Titusville Renaissance Steering Committee recognized immediately that our corridors need improvement. Since these are the avenues by which our visitors first view our community, it is imperative that they present a "first-class" impression. The Corridor Committee portion of the Steering Committee decided to tackle three main corridors: Washington Ave (US-1), Cheney Highway (SR-50) and Garden Street (SR-406). In order to take best advantage of our initial group of volunteers, the team was divided into three sub-committees.
The three corridor sub-committees offer volunteers a chance to make a real difference in our community. The ideas outlined above are only an early sampling of some of the actions that have been envisioned to date. Ultimately we will rely on the creativity, initiate and hard work of many dedicated citizens to bring vision to reality. The Greater Titusville Renaissance is not just about how we look; it is also about how we think about our community. Citizen concern and action will make the difference.
- Medians and Landscaping
- Litter Control
Arts & Culture
There is growing evidence that thoughtful investment in arts and culture initiatives can generate significant economic benefits for cities. With the right strategy and implementation we are working toward creating increases in property values, revenues and jobs. "Placemaking" is not just the act of fixing up a space, but rather a whole process that creates the kind of places where people want to work, live and play. Community input is essential to the placemaking process. "In creative placemaking, partners from public, private, non-profit, and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a neighborhood, town, city, or region around arts and cultural activities" (National Endowment for the Arts).
This committee will focus on capitalizing on arts and culture, considering North Brevard's current assets, inspiration and potential. In order to understand our resources better and to foster successful social networks and initiatives we are recruiting local citizens to invest their time and talent in research, planning and moving forward with proactive, evidence based activities. Through deliberate fact-finding, research, and analysis, the ultimate success will be to create public spaces that promote health, happiness and wellbeing; encourage businesses and organizations to relocate and/or expand; and celebrate the uniqueness of our waterfront community.
Are you happy with your community? Do you like the way North Brevard looks? Can you convince someone to move here? Maybe it's time you decided to join the Greater Titusville Renaissance! The end of the Space Shuttle Program has brought an enormous challenge to the citizens of Greater Titusville, but not one that we haven't met and conquered before.
Greater Titusville is Open For Business! We are poised to become an economic engine in Central Florida with an eye to the future offering a unique business and social environment. Read more.
Miracle City Mall
What once was a bustling mall, Miracle City, off U.S. 1 in Titusville, is now a symbol of economic troubles. Led by Brevard County Commission Chairman Robin Fisher and Titusville Mayor Jim Tulley, the Greater Titusville Renaissance has made redeveloping the mall a top goal. Commissioner Robin Fisher is taking the lead to find a buyer for the mall site, as well as find investors who would redevelop the property into an open-air "lifestyle center" along the lines of The Avenue Viera, combined with medical facilities and possibly other commercial tenants. "It could be a tremendous turning point" for the city, Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce President Marcia Gaedcke said. "It would be fabulous. It would be a great win for the community." Continued on GTR website ...
In late September, 2012 a contract was signed between the owner and a Tampa based developer to develop the Mall area. It will be called "Miracle Town Center." The buyer has six months to complete a feasability study before the purchase is completed. Miracle Town Center is expected to include restaurants, retail stores, offices, and a health care facilities.
Contact Greater Titusville Renaissance to invest in or to express interest in becoming a tenant at a redeveloped Miracle City Mall.
The North Brevard
Economic Development Zone
The establishment of an Economic Development Zone with tax increment funding will allow the North Brevard area to formulate and focus on a strategy for economic development and job creation that is desperately needed in the wake of Space Center layoffs. The tax increment revenues generated by the establishment of the Economic Zone would be administered by a dependent special district focusing on North Brevard and the Titusville community. Effective economic development incentives and community redevelopment requires the establishment of dedicated funding mechanisms. Our competitors do this and are succeeding! - Continued
The Communications Committee acts as the liaison between each of the other Greater Titusville Renaissance Committees and the community by updating social media and the website on an ongoing basis.
Communication Committee members are also ambassadors for Greater Titusville Renaissance by making presentations to community groups and organizations to solicit volunteer support in order to accomplish our mission and vision. Request a presentation to your group or organization!
Please use this form to contact us: GTR Contact Form.
FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR
3rd or 4th Mondays — 5-8pm
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Art & Algorithms Festival
October 3-12, 2014
Film Festival, hands-on interactive activities, custom 3D mapping and projection and more!
Art & Algorithms October 2014 brings arts in the digital domain, to the Space Coast and on the streets of Downtown Titusville, with surprising films, experimental visuals and hands-on interactive. Digital mapping and huge scale building projection, digital arts, celebrity artists, launch party, digital lounge, interactive alley and much more. Titusville is just a hop and a skip away from Kennedy Space Center and during the festival you may have the opportunity to rub shoulders with rocket engineers and astronauts. Keep watching.
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