The Main Street Approach® in Action!
|As of this writing this fine example of country elegance|
is being remodeled - located on Main Street in Fryeburg
Throughout the nation, communities are using the Main Street approach to revitalize their traditional commercial districts, whether they have officially designated Main Street programs or simply incorporate Main Street into existing economic development, historic preservation, city management, or urban and community planning programs. Whatever form a preservation-based revitalization initiative takes, the national network of coordinating and local Main Street programs provides action and support on all levels.
The National Movement
The success of the Main Street movement during the past 28 years lies in its wide network on three levels:
- Hundreds of local, grassroots-based revitalization organizations;
- State, regional, and citywide coordinating programs that oversee local Main Street organizations; and
- The National Trust Main Street Center, which has guided the movement nationally.
|A PROPOSED SUBWAY RESTAURANT — in Fryeburg shows a CAD of an 1,800-square-foot building that will be constructed on the former NAPA Auto Supply Store site on Main Street.|
Remarkably, while all of these organizations are completely separate entities, they work in partnership to achieve common goals. Because the responsibility for Main Street doesn't rest with one entity, the movement has grown strong over the years.
Using The Name - the official network
Mike Corthell, Editor
Reprinted from http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/about-main-street/the-programs