Main Street 101

The Main Street Program follows the “Four Point” approach along with “Eight Principals”.  Below you will find more in depth information on how the organization works to make Springhill’s Main Street a better place to live, shop, dine and be entertained.  The program is always looking for volunteers to become members and help to make our community a better place.  

Springhill's successful Main Street program is based on the comprehensive Main Street Four-Point Approach to Downtown Revitalization, developed by the National Main Street Center of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This strategy has generated a revived sense of place in historic downtown Springhill and combines the following elements:

  1. Design
  2. Organization
  3. Promotion
  4. Economic Restructuring

These Four Points represent the Standing Committees that make up Main Street Springhill, Louisiana. Along with the leadership of the Board of Directors, the Standing Committees are comprised of downtown stakeholders including business and property owners, employees, residents and community leaders.

Each Committee is responsible for setting an agenda, which is influenced by the Boards annual strategic planning workshop. Throughout the year, the Committees work to develop, research, implement and evaluate projects and activities that help strengthen the History, Culture & Commerce of historic downtown Springhill.

The Four Point Approach

The Eight Principles

  1. Main street is a comprehensive approach.
  2. Main Street relies on quality.
  3. Main Street is making meaningful, long term revitalization possible through public/private partnerships.
  4. Main Street involves changing attitudes.
  5. Main Street focuses on existing assets.
  6. Main Street is a self-help program.
  7. Main Street’s approach is incremental in nature.
  8. Main Street is implementation-oriented.

Springhill Main Street 2012