In 1994, four Ormond residents met with the idea of doing something to revitalize a downtown that had been diminished by time and sprawl. A business owner, a school teacher, a retiree and a city planner, they envisioned a hometown to be proud of and saw the potential for business prosperity, architectural renewal and a refurbished infrastructure of parks, streets and cultural enhancements in the City’s core.
Now – 23 years later – this core district is still vital to the health and prosperity of our city. Through its actions, Ormond Beach MainStreet has helped to strengthen our four riverfront parks, overseen the redevelopment of Granada Boulevard, help grant renovation dollars to more than 30 district businesses, encouraged the creation of off-street parking, created an Arts District and so much more.
Our volunteers create events, work with the City government to foster economic development, examine district renovation grants and help to brand and market our downtown as a place where citizens and local businesses both thrive in a better, stronger and more vibrant Ormond Beach.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Ormond Beach MainStreet is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.