The Georgia Main Street Program originated from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. In 2003, Hapeville was the only city in Georgia to receive Main Street Designation.
The vision of the Hapeville Main Street Program is to support local business owners to create a vibrant downtown cultural arts district while preserving the community's history in order to provide an exceptional quality of life for citizens and guests of Hapeville.
The mission of the Hapeville Main Street Program is to promote, facilitate, enhance and encourage quality growth and development in Downtown Hapeville while preserving the City’s historic character and supporting a vibrant arts district.
Main Street City
As a designated city, Hapeville receives technical assistance and resources from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), which assist the City in their efforts to build a stronger local economy through revitalization of the downtown area. Such technical assistance and advice designed to stimulate downtown revitalization are provided to designated cities through a variety of public/private partnerships.
The Main Street approach has been implemented in over 1,800 cities and towns in 44 states across the nation with the help of the National Main Street Center and statewide downtown revitalization programs. By carefully integrating four points into a practical downtown management strategy, a local Main Street program will produce fundamental changes in a community’s economic base.
The Four Key Areas: Economic Vitality, Organization, Design, and Promotions
Hapeville’s Main Street Board of Directors
The Main Street Board of Directors is comprised of local residents and representatives from businesses and organizations. To apply for Board service, please complete the Board Application for Service and return to the Economic Development Department at City Hall - 3468 North Fulton Avenue.
Hapeville’s Main Street Meeting Dates
The Main Street Board of Directors hold monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in City Hall. Please check the City Meetings Calendar for up-to-date listings.