Avondale Estates & the Main Street Program

The City of Avondale Estates was designated a Classic Main Street in 2015.   The Main Street Approach is rooted in a commitment to broad-based community engagement, a holistic understanding of the factors that impact the quality of life in a community, and strategic focus on the core principles of downtown and neighborhood revitalization:

Economic Vitality   –   Quality Design  –   Effective Promotion  –  Sustainable Organization

More about Main Street:

Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Main Street America is a mark of distinction. It is a seal, recognizing that participating programs, organizations, and communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns. Since 1980, over 2,000 communities have been part of the Main Street, bringing renewed energy and activity to America’s downtowns and commercial districts, securing $61 billion in new investment creating more than 525,000 net new jobs and rehabilitating 251,000 buildings.

Under the Main Street umbrella is the Georgia Main Street Program. The Georgia Main Street Program began in 1980 as one of the original pilot state coordinating programs of the National Main Street Initiative launched by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The program launched with five local communities and has grown to serve 100+ communities statewide. Georgia Main Streets represent some of the strongest central business districts in the state and in the Southeast.

DDA & Main Street:

Contact:
Sara Hempen
Main Street & Events Manager
shempen@avondaleestates.org
(470) 656-8650

The Downtown Development Authority also serves as the Main Street Board of Directors in Avondale Estates, GA.

Meet the DDA/Main Street Board