As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the City of Lenoir Main Street Program is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center. This comprehensive approach to downtown revitalization was developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and utilized by the North Carolina Main Street Center.
Purpose of the Program
The City of Lenoir Main Street program aims to implement the Main Street Four-Point Approach, a comprehensive revitalization process designed to improve all aspects of a downtown, producing both intangible and tangible benefits.
Four elements are combined to create a well-balanced program: