“Main Street is everyone’s hometown – the heart line of America”.
Welcome to Main Street Rock Hall’s web page, which is an essential communication and outreach tool for sharing our revitalization initiatives. We are committed not only to keeping the community and visitors informed of our goals and activities, but also to eliciting input, ideas, and participation from all interested Rock Hall citizens and visitors. We recognize that a successful Main Street revitalization campaign must be a community-wide endeavor, and look forward to an interactive and dynamic dialog with you. Click here for more information about volunteer opportunities.
By way of background, the National Trust for Historic Preservation established The National Main Street Center in 1980 “to address the myriad issues facing older and historic downtowns during that time”. The Greater Rock Hall Main Street Committee, with funding support from the State Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), has now joined nearly 2,000 communities nationwide which are part of the Main Street Center program.
Since the winter of 2018, a small group of stakeholders has been meeting regularly to begin to develop both short and long-term goals and priorities for Main Street activities. In March 2019, we received our 501(c)3 designation. It is our conviction that bringing more vitality and activity to the Main Street district by improving the business climate will have a positive impact on all segments of our local economy.
Main Street Rock Hall’s activities will bolster and strengthen revitalization efforts initiated by the Town of Rock Hall several years ago. Having received a Sustainable Community designation from DHCD has enabled us to take advantage of funding opportunities not previously available. In the past several years, the Town of Rock Hall has received grants totaling $85,000 for both facade and streetscape improvements and continues to pursue other funding opportunities.
We look forward to keeping you informed, and invite you to follow our page and join in our efforts!
Please see our mission and vision statements below.