Main Street Program
The City of Kings Mountain has been an North Carolina Main Street program since 2009. The National Main Street Center and North Carolina Main Street certify that Kings Mountain Main Street has been recognized as a 2018 Main Street America Accredited Program.
Earlier this year, the Main Street program partnered with N-Focus Planning to develop a new vision for Kings Mountain's downtown. Over the past several weeks, N-Focus interviewed business and property owners, held community meetings, and surveyed the downtown on foot.
Plan DocumentsThe result of that research are four documents that lay out a vision for the downtown and offer steps toward implementing that vision.
- "Downtown Core Area Plan, Analysis & Realities" highlights important dynamics about downtown, including places where downtown connects to nearby neighborhoods, spots with great views, and assets in or near downtown.
- "Downtown Core Area Plan, Concept Plan" combines the insights gained from interviews, community meetings, and on-site research into a vision for downtown.
- "'Main Street' Core Area Plan & Cross Section" provides specific recommendations for how to make S. Battleground St (between Gold St and Mountain St) better suited to encourage downtown walking and shopping.
- "Blueprint for Kings Mountain" provides an outline for the actions, funds, and timing to implement the "Concept Plan."
These plans aren't final, though! For the next two weeks, City staff and the Main Street Advisory board will be looking closely at these documents, asking questions and offering suggestions. We want your input, too! If you have comments, questions, or even compliments on the plan, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff will address those comments and questions they can, forwarding the rest on to our partners at N-Focus for inclusion in their final draft.
The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center works in regions, counties, cities, towns, downtown districts and in designated North Carolina Main Street communities, to inspire placemaking through building asset-based economic development strategies that achieve measurable results such as investment, business growth, and jobs.
About NC Main Street
NC Main Street is a Main Street America™ Coordinating Program. Main Street America™ has helped revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
The NC Main Street and Rural Planning Center is charged by the NC Department of Commerce to facilitate downtown economic development, using the Main Street America Four Point Approach. NC Main Street staff provide strategic downtown economic development planning, technical assistance, program guidance, education and training that achieves measurable results, including investment, business development, and job growth. In addition to helping communities implement the Main Street Four Point Approach, NC Main Street holds an annual three-day conference, open to anyone interested in downtown revitalization.
The NC Main Street program assists selected communities across the state in restoring economic vitality to their historic downtown.