The City of Springfield is proud to have a certified Kentucky Main Street Program recognized on both the national and state level. Springfield’s program works closely with the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s premier preservation agency, the Kentucky Heritage Council. Our city’s “connection” to the Heritage Council has enabled us to use their resources (i.e. architects, preservation specialists, grants for preservation projects) to fulfill the program’s primary goal to preserve our historic Main Street while also keeping the downtown corridor as a vital commerce center with affordable, nice housing.
Some of the accomplishments made by Springfield’s Main Street Program since 2000 are:
Since 2002 the downtown business district has seen over 2.5 million dollars invested in capital improvements. Springfield Main Street has received numerous awards from the Commonwealth of Kentucky including “Best Design” for The Louisville Store Building, “Best Partner Award” for our partnership with St. Catharine College and “Best Organization Award” for our Young Ambassadors Program.
Springfield’s Main Street Program follows the 4-point approach advocated by National Main Street and is a volunteer driven program that is committed to promoting downtown economic vitality and development and preservation of the historic fabric of our downtown corridor.
Our volunteers are:
Main Street Committee:
Laurie Smith (Chairperson), Kathy Elliott, Stephanie McMillin, Margaret Goatley, Fran Carrico, Daniel Carney, Betty Ellery and Susan Spalding.
Carolyn Hardin, Chairperson Nell Haydon
Kathy Elliott Stephanie McMillin David Purdom
Economic Restructuring Committee
Susan Spalding, Chairperson Bettie Jane Ball Stephanie McMillin
Daniel Carney Wendy Devine
Fran Carrico, Chairperson Nell Haydon
Kathy Elliott, Chairperson Huberta Potter Steve Wharton
Mary Carey Bettye Brookfield
For more information about the Main Street Program, including incentives for existing and potential downtown businesses, contact Program Director Nell R. Haydon at 124 West Main Street, Suite 1, in Springfield, telephone (859) 336 5412 x2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.