Main Street

The Oregon Main Street program is dedicated to rebuilding and revitalizing communities. The National Main Street Center coordinates the program. The Clackamas County Program is a locally driven process following the Main Street Approach™. The approach is a practical and comprehensive model that capitalizes on the unique assets of each downtown. The goal is to build high quality, livable, and sustainable communities in Clackamas County.

Meeting the needs of our communities

We work with communities to identify opportunities to strengthen downtowns throughout the county. One of these is 3D Downtowns, a design program that demonstrates how an area could look if redeveloped. The goals of 3D Downtowns are to:

  • spur private investment
  • increase property values
  • retain and recruit business
  • enhance the appearance of downtowns in Main Street commercial districts

Cities taking initiative

Cities in Clackamas County taking the initiative and beginning their revitalization process:

  • Canby
  • Estacada
  • Happy Valley
  • Lake Oswego / Lake Grove
  • Milwaukie
  • Molalla
  • Oak Grove
  • Oregon City
  • Sandy
  • West Linn-Willamette District

Clackamas County Main Streets map

3D Downtown Program

Clackamas County Economic Development will provide to its Main Street communities 3D Downtown services with the goal to spur private investment, increase property values, retain and recruit business, and enhance the appearance of downtowns by creating mock-up architectural renderings.

  • Clackamas County Main Street communities are eligible to apply for 3D modeling services through Clackamas County Economic Development valued up to $5,000
  • Eligible projects include exterior building improvements and restorations,
  • infill or redevelopment projects, and high density, mixed-use, or multi-family projects
  • Clackamas County community partners must submit an application for review and approval by Clackamas County Economic Development staff
  • Upon approval of the Application, the assigned architects work with the local community and property owner to render the 3D design and estimate the financial feasibility

Complete the Application

Contact
Department Staff
Sam Dicke
503-742-4367