Main Street

COMMITTEES

The Belmont Main Street Program implements the Main Street Four-Point Approach in our three downtown districts. Our Board and 4 Committees work together to make a better downtown.

The Main Street Four-Point Approach is a distinctive preservation-based economic development tool empowering communities to rejuvenate downtown and neighborhood business districts by harnessing local assets ranging from cultural, historic, and architectural resources to local enterprises and community pride.

The four points include Design, Economic Vitality, Organization, and Promotion. Each of these points is spearheaded by our board and committees, with dedicated committees overseeing projects and initiatives for each point.

Main Street committees

Design Committee

About the Design Committee:

The Design Committee supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.

What are some of the projects by the Design Committee?

🎨 Box art wrap project

📱 Belmont Go App

🏛️ Assisted seven businesses in East Belmont with facade enhancement grants to enhance their buildings

👩‍🎨 Assisted a business with a grant for the new mural on their building located at 124 N. Main Street (pictured here)

Economic Vitality Committee

About the Economic Vitality Committee:

The Economic Vitality Committee focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

What are some of the projects by the Economic Vitality Committee?

📚 As part of our committee’s business recruitment efforts, the new Belmont Bookshop opened on February 1st, 2024 on Main Street (pictured here)

🏪 The committee also developed a business recruitment brochure to inspire future entrepreneurs to invest in downtown Belmont. 

Promotions Committee

About the Promotions Committee:

The Promotions Committee positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics. 

What are some of the projects by the Promotions Committee?

🛍️ The most recent project was the Shop Small for the Holidays retail promotion (pictured here)

🎉 Developed and hosted special events like the Garibaldi Festival, BooFest, and Thursday Night Pops, bringing visitors into downtown and exposing them to various shopping and dining offerings

Organization Committee

About the organization Committee:

The Organization Committee involves creating a solid foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, creating community involvement, and obtaining resources for the district.

What are some of the projects by the Organization Committee?

🛠️ Applying for and obtaining the Duke Energy Foundation Hometown Revitalization grant of $25,000 to spur the East End facade renovations and more public murals (pictured here)

🤝 Created and maintained the volunteer meetup program to help community members learn about what we do and how they can get involved

Main Street committees

Design Committee

About the Design Committee:

The Design Committee supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.

What are some of the projects by the Design Committee?

🎨 Box art wrap project

📱 Belmont Go App

🏛️ Assisted seven businesses in East Belmont with facade enhancement grants to enhance their buildings

👩‍🎨 Assisted a business with a grant for the new mural on their building located at 124 N. Main Street (pictured here)

Economic Vitality Committee

About the Economic Vitality Committee:

The Economic Vitality Committee focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

What are some of the projects by the Economic Vitality Committee?

📚 As part of our committee’s business recruitment efforts, the new Belmont Bookshop opened on February 1st, 2024 on Main Street (pictured here)

🏪 The committee also developed a business recruitment brochure to inspire future entrepreneurs to invest in downtown Belmont. 

Promotions Committee

About the Promotions Committee:

The Promotions Committee positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics. 

What are some of the projects by the Promotions Committee?

🛍️ The most recent project was the Shop Small for the Holidays retail promotion (pictured here)

🎉 Developed and hosted special events like the Garibaldi Festival, BooFest, and Thursday Night Pops, bringing visitors into downtown and exposing them to various shopping and dining offerings

Organization Committee

About the organization Committee:

The Organization Committee involves creating a solid foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, creating community involvement, and obtaining resources for the district.

What are some of the projects by the Organization Committee?

🛠️ Applying for and obtaining the Duke Energy Foundation Hometown Revitalization grant of $25,000 to spur the East End facade renovations and more public murals (pictured here)

🤝 Created and maintained the volunteer meetup program to help community members learn about what we do and how they can get involved