Downtown Joplin Alliance to Host Union Depot Update Presentation with Joe Borgstrom from Place+Main

(Joplin, MO) – As part of Downtown Joplin Alliance’s partnership with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ State Historic Preservation Office, a presentation about the progress on the development of the Joplin Union Depot will be held at 11:00 am on October 3, 2023, at the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex (212 W. 7th Street).

The program will feature Joe Borgstrom, from Place+Main, in conjunction with the Downtown Joplin Alliance’s Endangered Properties Program, who will provide an update on the development of the historic Joplin Union Depot.

Borgstrom will present a feasibility study on the Depot and a gap analysis of downtown. Place+Main has also compiled and will introduce a request for proposal (RFP) for the property.

Joe Borgstrom is an accomplished professional in the fields of downtown redevelopment, community and economic development, main street, and placemaking. His 20-year career includes executive management, project financial structuring and evaluation, fund development, foreign direct investment recruitment, market research, program management, public speaking, and consulting. He and his teams have used state and local incentives to leverage more than $2.2 billion in private investments into communities.

Borgstrom’s areas of expertise include market analysis, real estate redevelopment, real estate finance, business recruitment, strategic planning, incentives, and economic development strategy. He has served clients in communities as small as 700 residents to towns with a population of more than 400,000.

Borgstrom is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional through the National Development Council.

The program’s schedule is as follows:

  1. Welcome – Luke Gibson, The Glenn Group
  2. Joplin Union Depot History – Jill Halbach, Post Art Library
  3. Endangered Properties Program Work-to-Date – Lori Haun, Downtown Joplin Alliance
  4. Downtown Gap Analysis, Depot Feasibility Study, Request for Proposal Introduction – Joe Borgstrom, Place+Main
  5. Question-and-Answer Session

Lori Haun, Executive Director of the Downtown Joplin Alliance, states: “We are looking forward to seeing the results of these studies and to announce the RFP for the Depot property. This is such an important, iconic property for Joplin, we are hopeful to find a developer to take on this project.”


Lori Haun, Executive Director
Downtown Joplin Alliance

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