The program is a locally driven process following the Main Street Approach™ which is a practical and comprehensive model that capitalizes on the unique assets of their downtown. The goal is to build high quality, livable, and sustainable communities that will grow Clackamas County’s economy.
The Oregon Main Street program was reenacted in 2008 to rebuild and revitalize communities utilizing it’s previous methods. The program is coordinated with the National Main Street Center, a division of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, state agencies, and state organizations. The Clackamas County and Oregon Main Street Programs will have a competitive process for Main Street designation and will provide designed services to communities learning about the Main Street Approach™ to those advancing their downtown program.
Meeting the Needs of Clackamas County Communities
The Clackamas County and Oregon Main Street Programs will provide assistance to all communities in Oregon whether they are just beginning to explore options for their downtown or seeking national recognition as a Main Street™ City. This will be accomplished with three levels of requirements, services, and community commitments. The services of the Clackamas County Main Street program will be tailored to meet the specific or typical needs of communities at their particular stage of downtown revitalization. These levels include;
Exploring Downtown is for those communities that demonstrate an interest in revitalizing their downtowns and want to learn more about the Main Street Approach™.
Transforming Downtown is for communities who are committed to downtown revitalization using the Main Street Approach™ but need technical assistance to take them to the next level.
Performing Main Street is for those communities who were previously certified Nation Main Street cities and those communities with advanced downtown programs following the Main Street Approach.
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Cities in Clackamas County Taking Initiative
Cities in Clackamas County taking the initiative and beginning their revitalization process:
- Happy Valley
- Lake Oswego / Lake Grove
- Oak Grove
- Oregon City
- West Linn- Willamette District
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