The Four-Point Approach

The four points of the Main Street approach work together to build a sustainable and complete community revitalization effort.

  • Organization: Building partnerships among the various stakeholder groups to pursue a common goal.
  • Promotion: Communicating the unique characteristics, cultural traditions, architecture, and history of your community.
  • Design: Preserving your historic character while creating an inviting downtown environment.
  • Economic Restructuring: Leveraging your community’s existing assets while providing for increased local investment opportunities.

Main Street Accreditation

Main Streets have long served as the traditional center of a community, offering social, cultural and economic activities for residents and visitors alike. However, as communities grow and commerce changes, these activities have often evolved outside of the downtown area. It is important to preserve these areas, often rich with culture and history, since they are often where communities come together and learn about their past.

In 1980 the National Trust for Historic Preservationestablished a downtown revitalization program to provide a nationwide network of communities with a common goal, as well as share their proven Main Street Four-Point Approach® to revitalization. This approach provides a framework for communities to improve their neighborhoods and enhance the economic base and heart of the area. To learn more about this approach, please see the right-hand column.

Monett is a proud affiliate community member of the Missouri Main Street Connection, the state umbrella organization for the national Main Street program. Through this relationship, our volunteer leadership has received various training opportunities through workshops and conferences, as well as access to an array of revitalization resource materials to help revitalize and strengthen our downtown area.

  • 1900
  • 1930
  • 1950