CLASSIC. CURRENT. REVITALIZED.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, New Port Richey Main Street, Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.”
New Port Richey Main Street, Inc., is a not-for-profit organization that is an accredited member of Florida Main Street, a program under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Entry into the prestigious Florida Main Street, which is part of the National Main Street program, is a very rigorous procedure – at most, only three (3) cities per year are awarded the designation – and it was not until the third attempt that New Port Richey became a Main Street City in 1990.
Main Street Transformation Strategies are implemented through comprehensive work in four broad areas, known as the Four Points.
1. ECONOMIC VITALITY – 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.
2. DESIGN – supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.
3. PROMOTION – 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.
4. ORGANIZATION – involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.