LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – Arkansas Historic Preservation Program is pleased to welcome several new Downtown Network programs and one new Main Street to the Main Street Arkansas program.
Having completed all the requirements, Calico Rock, Camden and Lonoke are new Arkansas Downtown Network programs. Main Street Paris moved up from Network status to designated Main Street this spring after completing the annual Main Street University course.
“We are delighted to add Paris to our roster of outstanding Main Street programs,” said Scott Kaufman, director of AHPP. “Downtown Network Communities are stepping stones to becoming designated Main Street programs. These programs play an important role in the revitalization of historic downtowns.”
Paris joins the following Main Street programs:
- Argenta Downtown Council (North Little Rock)
- Main Street Batesville
- Main Street Blytheville
- Conway Downtown Partnership
- Main Street Dumas
- Main Street El Dorado
- Main Street Eureka Springs
- 64.6 Downtown (Fort Smith)
- Main Street Helena
- Downtown Jonesboro Alliance
- Downtown Little Rock Partnership
- SoMa 501(South Main Little Rock)
- Main Street Osceola
- Main Street Ozark
- Main Street Paragould
- Pine Bluff Downtown Development
- Main Street Russellville
- Main Street Searcy
- Main Street Siloam Springs
- Main Street Texarkana
- Main Street West Memphis
- Since 1984, Main Street Arkansas has been a leading advocate for downtown revitalization providing resources, education and professional assistance to spark life into Arkansas’s traditional commercial areas.
The Main Street Arkansas team works closely with the 22 local Main Street programs and 18 Downtown Network Communities across the state. Main Street Arkansas staff members include: Greg Phillips, director; Susan Shaddox, interior design consultant; Hannah Ratzlaff, exterior design consultant; and Mark Miller, small business consultant. Main Street focuses on a four point approach as laid out by Main Street America which centers on Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion and Organization.
Learn more about Main Street Arkansas at https://www.arkansaspreservation.com/Programs/Main-Street-Arkansas/main-street-mission-history.