We are excited to announce that Norman Mintz, one of the main street movement’s earliest pioneers, is rejoining PPS as Senior Director of Main Streets and Downtowns. Norman will be helping us integrate placemaking with the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street program as part of our new partnership. He will also be contributing his practical experience and expertise, particularly in implementation of main street revitalization initiatives, to various PPS projects.

Throughout his career, Norman has consulted on all matters of downtown revitalization providing technical assistance in areas of urban design, retail retention, organization and promotion. He works with communities and organizations of every size to strengthen their capacity to successfully execute and manage the many revitalization challenges they face. He has also worked closely for twenty years with the 34th Street Partnership and Bryant Park Corporation, two large Business Improvement Districts in midtown Manhattan.

Norman formerly worked at PPS from 1982-1989, when he assisted many communities in implementing various revitalization initiatives. You can read his full bio here.