What is Main Street?
Ardmore Main Street Authority is a volunteer-based organization designed to help our community search for effective and affordable solutions to historic preservation and economic revitalization of the central business district.
Who funds Main Street?
Ardmore Main Street receives no federal or state money. All funding is provided locally by property owners, retailers, industry, financial institutions, and the City of Ardmore, each making significant contributions. In addition to donations, we also hold periodic fundraisers throughout the year.
Where does the money go?
Funding is used for promoting the revitalization of downtown Ardmore through developing and implementing plans for future design and restoration assistance, building inventories, retail recruitment and large promotions such as Taste of Ardmore and the Christmas Parade of Lights.
How long does Main Street last?
The Main Street program is an ongoing program developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to encourage economic development within the context of historic preservation. The Program was designed as a long-term revitalization project to serve the needs of the community.
What has Main Street done for Ardmore?
Ardmore Main Street Authority has established a local office with a program manager and administrative assistant who act as managers, planners, coordinators and facilitators for projects in the central business district. Current ongoing plans include the construction of Depot Park, the restoration and relocation of the Mercy Train to the Depot Park location and an upgrade of the parking plaza in the 200 block of West Main Street to be renamed the Westheimer Plaza.