MAIN STREET Accomplishments
Community involvement is the key to a Successful Main Street Program.
The Main Street Program is comprehensive and incremental. Small projects and simple activities lead to a more sophisticated understanding of the revitalization process and help develop skills so that more complex problems can be addressed and more ambitious projects undertaken in the future.
Hired a new Main Street Director.
Designed and introduced a new logo for the city, which has the flexibility to be used by all city, civic and volunteer organizations.
Completed demolition of unsafe buildings on the square.
Created and introduced a new festival entitled Bonnie & Clyde Days designed to involve residents and draw visitors.
Cleaned up the south side of the square in preparation for revitalization.
Started construction on new sidewalks for the square.
Initiated a Matching Funds FaÃ?Â§ade Grant program designed to encourage building owners to renovate their buildings.
Launched "4Square" a web site and volunteer program designed to identify volunteers interested in helping the square.
Established a Farmers' Market on the square.
Managed a well attended Christmas On-The-Square event.
Welcomed a new retailer (Notoriously Yours) to the square who took advantage of the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone agreement.
Welcomed a new business (380 News/380 Guide) to the historic district (212 S. Washington St.)
Bloomfield Schoolhouse begins educational program.
Pilot Point is Designated a "PRESERVE AMERICA COMMUNITY " by President and Laura Bush.
Two highway signs were erected on State Highway 377 north and south of town.
First Main Street Low-Interest Loan issued.