Development Services

Downtown Options Corp.

(pka PaKaMar Corp.)

Mission Statement:

Downtown Options is a firm specializing in planning, grant writing and implementation, Main Street program startup, building rehabilitation and restoration, organizational development, marketing, promotional event creation and management.

Downtown Options has worked with many organizations to create work plans and strategic plans, to clarify organizational development goals and mission. Downtown Options has also created several community development organizations [501(c)3 and 501(c)6] to foster the management of local projects and planning goals. We work well with the team concept for project management.

Downtown Options has created downtown festivals and events, developed marketing and promotional programs, and successfully managed a variety of conventions, conferences, meetings, group motorcoach tours, historic tours, festivals, correlated community events, and all related fundraising activities. The firm and officers have extensive government experience and a broad understanding of the dynamics of community development.

Special Accomplishments:

  • Prepared the application for and was awarded two CDBG Downtown Revitalization Grants.
  • Implemented three CDBG Downtown Revitalization Grants.
  • Engaged over 100 OHPO Section 106 Reviews.
  • Have assisted and managed the process to create Main Street organizations in three self starting communities.
  • Created several 501(c)3 and (c)6 Ohio Corporations for community development.
  • Acquired Ohio State Capital Grant and Federal funding for local projects.
  • Created and managed numerous community events and festivals.