Crawfordsville Main Street

Mission Statement

Because every city needs a strong and vibrant core, Crawfordsville Main Street exists to continually improve downtown Crawfordsville. Crawfordsville Main Street works to address critical issues that foster the growth, well being and user-friendliness of downtown through the coordinated efforts of both the public and private sectors.

Our Strategy

The goal of Crawfordsville Main Street is to revitalize and preserve downtown Crawfordsville’s unique history, special beauty and character for our future generations.

The Main Street Four Point Approach TM , developed by the National Trust Main Street Center, is the proven method of comprehensive commercial district revitalization. Below are the specific points which work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.

Main Street Four Point Approach

1. Promotion

Enhances the image of downtown Crawfordsville
Encourages consumers and investors to live, work, play, and invest in downtown Crawfordsville through advertising, retail promotions, special events, and marketing campaigns.

2. Design

Capitalizes on downtown’s historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets to create an inviting downtown atmosphere through attractive window displays and building streetscape improvements.
Encourages good maintenance practices, rehabilitation of historic buildings, appropriate new construction, and context sensitive design and planning.

3. Economic Restructuring

Strengthens downtown Crawfordsville’s existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base by encouraging the conversion of underutilized commercial space into economically productive property.
Helps sharpen the competitiveness of existing business owners and recruits compatible new businesses and economic uses to make downtown more responsive to today’s consumers.

4. Organization

Assembles the appropriate volunteer resources to carry out the Main Street mission.
Develops a variety of methods to secure the financial resources necessary for continued revitalization of downtown Crawfordsville.