The Celina Main Street Program will utilize public and private partnerships along with the Main Street 4-point approach to organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring to develop downtown Celina into a center of cultural and economic vitality and to safeguard Celina’s rich history through targeted revitalization and preservation.
The Celina Historic Square will be very attractive with landscaping and a good mix of business and storefronts that are creative and inviting to draw residents and visitors alike. Downtown will serve as a hub of the community offering activities and events. Our historic square will provide a sidewalk/pedestrian friendly environment.
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The Celina Main Street Program is an all-volunteer organization that accomplishes its work through four standing committees with a volunteer advisory board assisting in coordination and a paid director to oversee administration.
The Design Committee works to get Main Street into top physical shape by creating a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers, and visitors. It takes advantage of the visual opportunities inherent in the downtown commercial district by directing attention to all of its physical elements: public and private buildings, storefronts, signs, public spaces, parking areas, street furniture, public art, landscaping, merchandising, window displays, and promotional materials. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the district’s physical appearance through the rehabilitation of historic buildings, educating business and property owners about design quality, and long-term planning.
Economic restructuring strengthens our community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. This is accomplished by retaining and expanding successful businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix; sharpening the competitiveness and merchandising skills of business owners and attracting new businesses. Converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property also helps boost the profitability of the district.
Promotion takes many forms, but the goal is to create a positive image that will rekindle community pride and improve consumer and investor confidence in your commercial district. Advertising, retail promotions, special events, and marketing campaigns help sell the image and promise of Main Street to the community and surrounding region. Promotions communicate your commercial district’s unique characteristics, business establishments, and activities to shoppers, investors, potential business and property owners, and visitors.
Organization establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in the commercial district. By getting everyone working toward the same goal, our Main Street program can provide effective, ongoing management and advocacy for the our downtown or neighborhood business district. Through volunteer recruitment and collaboration with partners representing a broad cross section of the community, our program can incorporate a wide range of perspectives into its efforts. A governing board of directors and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of volunteer-driven revitalization programs.
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