Faribault Main Street
The Main Street program is a comprehensive commercial revitalization strategy that helps communities preserve historic buildings and develop strategies for continuous improvement in the vitality of the downtown. Faribault Main Street is organized to unify the central business district, with emphasis on Central Avenue, to create an attractive destination in which businesses prosper the community benefits and residents and visitors enjoy a quality downtown experience.
Faribault became a designated Main Street Community in July of 2010.
The Main Street Four Point Approach™, is tailored to local needs and opportunities. Each of these pillars has a corresponding committee with many projects.
- Design: Enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging compatible infill, and developing sensitive design management systems.
- Organization: Building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.
- Promotion: Marketing the traditional commercial district’s assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens, and visitors.
- Economic Restructuring: Strengthening the district’s existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities.
These committees welcome participants from all walks of life, business and building owners, residents and anyone interested in the efforts to maintain and promote our Main Street.
The Main Street Faribault Program is a community-based effort to revitalize Faribault’s Central Business District. Though it is supported by the Faribault Area Chamber of Commerce; it is for members and non-members alike. This program is based on the National Main Street Approach that has been used in over 1,700 communities during the past 25 years.
For more information visit the Faribault Main Street Website.