Our Main Street Program

Program Overview

In early 2013, the City of Stockbridge petitioned the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Office of Downtown Development for authorization to create a local Main Street Program.  In February 2014, a Memorandum of Understanding was approved by the Stockbridge City Council to initiate this process through the State of Georgia’s Main Street Start-up Program.

Designated by the State on January 26, 2015, Stockbridge Main Street is one of 100+ programs across the State of Georgia and part of a national network of over 1,800 active Main Street entities.  This community-driven initiative focuses on the deliberate and conscientious revitalization of older, traditional business districts throughout the United States.  The underlying premise of the Main Street concept is to encourage economic development, within the context of historic preservation, in ways that are appropriate for today’s marketplace.  Main Street programs advocate a return to community self-reliance, local empowerment, and emphasis on downtowns based on their unique assets, which usually include distinctive architecture, a pedestrian-friendly environment, personal service, local ownership, and a true sense of community.

The Main Street Philosophy

The Main Street Four-Point Approach is a comprehensive strategy that is tailored to meet local needs and opportunities. It encompasses work in four areas:   Design, Economic Vitality, Promotion, and Organization.  Encouraging community involvement and working to catalyze action in these impactful areas, are an important part of most Main Street Programs.

The Main Street philosophy and the Eight Guiding Principles behind this methodology make it an effective tool for community-based, grassroots revitalization efforts.  These eight components ask Main Street cities to take a comprehensive approach, move in incremental steps, promote self-help, create partnerships, strive to identify and capitalize on existing assets, emphasize quality, be open to change, and, most importantly, be committed to implementation.

For more information about the Main Street programs across the State of Georgia, visit www.mainstreetgeorgia.org.  For information about the Stockbridge Main Street Program, visit: www.cityofstockbridge.com or contact the Stockbridge Main Street Program Office at mainstreet@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov or 678-833-3306.

Mission Statement

The Stockbridge Main Street Program’s mission is to design and support an identifiable downtown historic district that promotes economic vitality, cultivates artistic expression, encourages cultural enrichment, and nurtures community spirit.

Vision Statement

The Stockbridge Main Street District, while preserving its historic character, will be a memorable, vibrant center of activity, business, culture, government, and entertainment that:

  • values the rich diversity of our city
  • attracts positive investment
  • inspires community spirit
  • encourages collaborative partnerships and provides a safe, welcoming environment for all residents and visitors to live, work, play, and be engaged.

For copies of our board meeting minutes, please contact the Main Street Office.

Stockbridge Main Street Advisory Board 2021 Meeting Schedule

The Stockbridge Main Street Advisory Board meets on the second (2nd) Friday of every month unless that date falls on, or within one day of, a nationally and/or the City of Stockbridge recognized holiday. In such cases, the meeting will be held on the following Friday, or on another date deemed suitable by the Main Street Program Manager and/or the Main Street Advisory Board.

The meeting may also be held on an alternate suitable date by a majority vote of the Board and with proper notice to the public.

Board meetings will be held via Zoom video conference at 9:00 a.m. unless otherwise determined by the Program Manager and/or Board.  Prior to COVID-19, all meetings were held at the Stockbridge City Hall Building (4640 N. Henry Blvd.) in Downtown Stockbridge, Georgia.  Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, meetings will again resume at City Hall.

In the instance of an alternative date, time, and/or meeting location, a public notice of this change will be posted at Stockbridge City Hall and posted on both the City’s and the Main Street Program’s social media outlets.

All meetings are open to the public.  The 2021 Main Street Advisory Board Meeting Schedule is as follows:

January 8th                      July 9th

February 12th                 August 13th

March 12th                      September 10th   

April 9th                          October 8th

May 14th                         November 12th

June 12th                        December 10th

For more information about the Stockbridge Main Street Program and Advisory Board please contact
mainstreet@cityofstockbridge-ga.gov or call 678-833-3306.