Recently Governor Hickenlooper announced that Trinidad has been added to the list of communities participating in the Main Street Program (see the Governor's press release here.) With the addition of Trinidad, there are now 13 communities across Colorado participating in the program. According to the Governor's Office,
The Main Street® Program helps to revitalize downtown districts leveraging historic preservation. The program advocates for community self-reliance, local empowerment and the rebuilding of central business districts based on their traditional assets of unique architecture, personal service, local ownership and a sense of community. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) is the statewide coordinating agency for all Main Street® communities and is sponsored, in part, by a generous grant from the State Historical Fund.
You can find out more about this program by visiting their website. Also, the Department of Local Affairs has published Community Profiles on four of the communities participating in the Main Street Program:
-Town of Fowler
-Five Points (Denver)
-City of Monte Vista
-City of Rifle
Other state publications of interest regarding the Main Street Program, and available from our library, include:
-Colorado Community Sustainability Guide
-Colorado Sustainable Main Streets Initiative: Frequently Asked Questions
Finally, for more information on the State Historical Fund, visit their website. Additional information can be found in their publication The Economic Power of Heritage and Place.
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