preserve and Enhance
A focus on design supports a community's transformation by enhancing the physical elements of downtown while capitalizing on the unique assets that set the commercial district apart. Main Streets enhance their appeal to residents and visitors alike with attention to public space through the creation of pedestrian friendly streets, inclusion of public art in unexpected areas, visual merchandising, adaptive reuse of older and historic buildings, more efficiently-designed buildings, transit oriented development, and much more.
Here are some helpful links that address preservation, signage, accessibility, and going beyond building enhancement.
- Secretary of Interior Standards
- National Park Service Preservation Briefs
- General Administration Preservation Technical Procedures
- Preservation Law 101
- Color: Don't Faint It's Just Paint
Beyond The Building