The Stu­art Main Street approach advo­cates improve­ments in four areas to cre­ate a pos­i­tive, dis­tinc­tive image for His­toric Down­town Stuart:

  • Orga­ni­za­tion
    Work­ing with pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tor com­mu­nity lead­ers to develop con­sen­sus and coor­di­nate resources to revi­tal­ize downtown.
  • Pro­mo­tion
    Cre­at­ing and mar­ket­ing a pos­i­tive image of down­town through spe­cial events, retail sales, effec­tive adver­tis­ing, and pub­lic relations.
  • Design
    Encour­ag­ing qual­ity build­ing reha­bil­i­ta­tion, sig­nage, pub­lic improve­ments, and win­dow dis­plays to improve the appear­ance of downtown.
  • Eco­nomic Restruc­tur­ing
    Improv­ing the eco­nomic base of down­town by strength­en­ing exist­ing busi­nesses, recruit­ing new busi­nesses, and fill­ing sec­ond floor vacancies.

Main Street is respon­si­ble for…

  • Lead­er­ship and advo­cacy for eco­nomic and design ini­tia­tives like the River­walk expan­sion and Semi­nole Street devel­op­ment, Out­door Din­ing on Osce­ola Street, and the Col­orado Avenue Busi­ness Dis­trict improvements
  • Mar­ket­ing and edu­ca­tion cam­paigns like the Shop Local | Shop Smart program
  • The His­toric Art Marker pro­gram fea­tur­ing artis­tic sail­fish sculp­tures with local his­tor­i­cal information
  • Over 40 Down­town Stu­art events includ­ing Rock’n River­walk, the Down­town Stu­art Art Fes­ti­val, side­walk sales and Stu­art Strolls
  • Net­work­ing and edu­ca­tional oppor­tu­ni­ties like Morn­ings on Main Street break­fasts
  • Sig­na­ture events like Dancin’ in the Street and fam­ily fes­ti­vals like the Hob­gob­lins on Main Street fall fes­ti­val and parade and the Christ­mas on Main Street tree light­ing

If you’d like to be a part of this effort, call 772–286-2848.