Main Street Maryland is a comprehensive downtown revitalization program created in 1998 by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development.
The program strives to strengthen the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods. Designated Main Street Maryland communities have made a commitment to improve the economy, appearance and image of their traditional downtown business districts. To accomplish Main Street goals, the department has partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center, which developed the Main Street Approach for community-driven, comprehensive revitalization.
Main Street Maryland emphasizes the importance of working simultaneously in the following areas:
The Main Street Maryland Program offers official designation as a state recognized Main Street, as well as technical assistance, training, and other services to communities across the State.
These services include:
Maryland communities meeting the following criteria may apply for designation as a state recognized Main Street:
From Oakland to Ocean City, the state’s designated Main Street Maryland communities define what is unique about Maryland.
Explore. Experience. Enjoy! Main Street Maryland
CONTACT: Amy Seitz, State Main Street CoordinatorE: firstname.lastname@example.org P: 410-209-5813