格鲁吉亚的 32nd 主街城市!
福特谷大街 is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Fort Valley's downtown area as the cultural, 社会, and shopping center of our community. Georgia was one of six pilot states to begin a statewide program of downtown 经济发展 in 1980 called Main Street.
Fort Valley became the state's 32nd 主街城市 in 1991 when a number of dedicated local residents set a goal of restoring downtown as the center of community activity. This dream is becoming reality.
的 福特谷大街 Program is based on the simple but effective four-point approach originated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Main Street is a comprehensive revitalization process that improves all aspects of a commercial district.
的 Main Street Four-Point Approach™ is a comprehensive strategy tailored to meet local needs and opportunities. It encompasses work in four distinct areas — Design, 经济结构调整, Promotion and Organization — that are combined to address all of the commercial district's needs.
的 Main Street Approach advocates a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of traditional commercial districts based on their unique assets: distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, 个人服务, 当地所有权, 还有一种社区意识.
以帮助实现其目标, 福特谷大街 contacted the University of Georgia in 1998 to develop a comprehensive 街景画 市区规划. With the implementation of the plan came the landscaping of 芬奇 Park, construction of a Victorian bandstand, a chiming clock and fountain, all with private funds. 的 second phase includes new streetlights, sidewalks and the addition of an irrigation system.
主街办事处, 商会, the 发展机构 of 桃县, 的 Peach Festival and the Welcome Center have moved into the 长盛 房子. 的 1850s plantation house has been restored by a combination of state grants and private donations.
的 biggest project to date has been the 恢复 of the former Austin (Peach) 剧院. 的 historic building has been restored to its former glory and has become the center of 社会 and cultural activity for the community as well as a symbol of success for the organization.
To continue the rebirth of downtown Fort Valley, Main Street:
- Sponsors and assists with 特别活动 and generic advertising to bring customers into downtown.
- Provides information about available downtown properties to new and relocating businesses.
- Provides design assistance to property owners who are renovating or restoring their buildings.
- 管理匹配 外观 grant program provided by the city to encourage 外观 恢复.
- Provides consultations, information and referrals to new and existing businesses.
- Publishes a newsletter to keep members and volunteers informed.
- Serves as a liaison between business and property owners and the 谷堡市 to find solutions to problems.
- Aggressively pursues redevelopment of threatened areas or properties through the Downtown 发展机构.
Memberships are available to anyone who is interested in downtown and wants to play a part in the future development of the area. Members and volunteers serve on committees, which are actively involved with design issues, 特别活动, 经济发展, and concerns for downtown’s future growth and development.
Whatever your interest, there is a place for you in the 福特谷大街 Program. Call 478-825-5986 for more information.
福特谷大街 strives to preserve Fort Valley’s rich heritage and culture and ensure its future as a vibrant center of commerce, development and community activity.
福特谷大街 seeks to revitalize downtown Fort Valley through economic restructuring, cultural tourism and promotional event planning, in concert with public and private sector partners.