Mt. Prospect Partnership is happy to provide a range of services to support the success of the Mt. Prospect Avenue Neighborhood Improvement District
Placemaking & beautification
Quality of Life & Outdoor Services
MPP’s business promotion endorses our district businesses through special campaigns. Our first Shop Small campaign launched in November of 2020 to encourage residents to safely support their local stores throughout the COVID pandemic. This campaign included storefront decals with the campaign slogan and the MPP logo and coincided with Small Business Saturday. This campaign also utilized sidewalk decals, a unique way to differentiate the business district and promote the campaign. We also use social media marketing to promote our businesses and plan to introduce our Small Business Spotlight promotion this Spring.
Each year, the Mt. Prospect Partnership hosts well-attended community events including the Annual Classic Car Show, Halloween Parade, Holiday Light Parade and Tree lighting and House Decorating Contest. These events bring together the community within the MPP district and not only make our district businesses and assets more visible, but encourages community engagement and interaction. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mt. Prospect Partnership held a virtual tree lighting which included video messaging from MPP board members and local elected officials. The virtual event was a live streamed event via Facebook featuring holiday music and countdown to see the tree light up. We found it more important than ever, during this time, to bring holiday cheer to our community even if we could not physically be together.
In October of 2021, the Mt. Prospect Partnership began the process of proposing streetscape improvements to Mt. Prospect Avenue through the Mt. Prospect Capital Plan. The goal of this project was to increase pedestrian safety and traffic-calming. The plan also seeks to increase public seating, place branding and enhance the unique character of the historic Mt. Prospect neighborhood. MPP engaged Arterial Streets to conduct the plan and is currently in the process of preparing design concepts. Mt. Prospect Partnership is eager to move the Capital Plan forward and identify further opportunities to make physical improvements to the district to increase safety and promote pedestrian traffic.